Royal Historical Society of Victoria : Promoting and preserving the history of Victoria
The RHSV's mission is to promote among our members, member societies, and the wider public, an interest in and understanding of Australian history, with a focus on the Victorian experience. The RHSV is the peak body for local and specialist historical societies throughout Victoria and is the historical society for central Melbourne.
The RHSV Office, Gallery and Bookshop are open Mon-Thu 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-3pm.
The RHSV Library is open Mon-Thu 10am-4pm and Fri 10am-3pm. Search the RHSV Catalogue
MEMORIAL FOR WESTON BATE: A celebration of the life of Weston Bate will be held on 24 November : details here.
RHSV HERITAGE COMMITTEE: Submission regarding the Queen Victoria Market : read now.
'REMEMBERING MELBOURNE' BOOK UPDATE: New stock of reprint with corrections now available ORDER NOW!
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE: The RHSV will close for the year at 3pm Friday 22 December and will reopen for the new year at 9am Monday 15 January 2018. We wish all RHSV members a safe and peaceful break!
PLEASE NOTE: RHSV is no longer opening on Saturdays. You may send your information enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Collections Manager and researchers will assist you.
- COLLECTIONSThe RHSV collection is a treasure trove including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, ephemera, photographs, artworks and maps.
- EXHIBITIONSExhibitions are held on various historical themes throughout the year.
- VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDSClick for details of the 2017 Victorian Community History Awards.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Mon: Walking tours of Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (u16 yrs free), book: 9326 9288.
ON NOW: Exhibition: Standing on the Corner
Thu 23 Nov: Lunchtime Lecture: Secret Codes and the “Cable Girls” of West Block
26/11/2017 St Kilda Cemetery Walk - A Life in the Law 26/11/2017 Patchwork to Pickles: Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair 29/11/2017 Burnley Gardens Guided History Tour
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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