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.
Due to building upgrade works, entrance to the RHSV is temporarily via William Street
MAIN GALLERY: PUTTING IT OUT THERE! MELBOURNE IN THE 1970S
14 September 2018 – January 2019
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: THE DOLL HOUSE
Until Friday 19 October 2018
Some of the wonderful publication entries for the 2018 Victorian Community History Awards are available through the RHSV Bookshop. Browse 2018 VCHA Books
Congratulations to the 2018 Victorian Community History Award winners and those who received commendations. Full Details on our Victorian Community History Awards page. (09/10/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee Splendid 1888 Northcote bank chambers threatened with facadism. RHSV submission to VCAT. (21/08/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee RHSV Supports Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendments C327 and C328--Hoddle Grid Heritage Review (21/08/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee RHSV Heritage Committee statement on Heritage Protection for Federation Square(08/08/2018)
'REMEMBERING MELBOURNE' BOOK UPDATE: New stock of reprint with corrections now available ORDER NOW!
- 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 2018 Victorian Community History Awards.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Mon: Walking tours of Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (u16 yrs free), book: 9326 9288.
Tue 16 Oct : Lost Flocks & Distraught Shepherds: Captain Charles Swanston
23/10/2018 A White Hot Flame 27/10/2018 "Living Culture" by Lionel Launch - Mt Martha 10/11/2018 - 11/11/2018 175th Anniversary of the Naming of Seymour 17/11/2018 Hell Ship – The Journey of the Ticonderoga
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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