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
Latest news: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 open on Saturdays. You may send your information enquiries to email@example.com and our Collections Manager and researchers will assist you. CHRISTMAS BOOK ORDERS: Please be sure we receive your order by noon Thursday 14th December to enable books to arrive before Christmas : shop now. If you are ordering for pickup at the RHSV there is no order deadline, but books should be collected before the RHSV closes at 3pm on Friday 22 December. 'REMEMBERING MELBOURNE' BOOK UPDATE: New stock of reprint with corrections now available ORDER NOW!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Administration Officer : Read the Position Description
Weston Bate: Read the obituary for Professor Weston Bate. The family of Weston Bate asked that, in light of Weston’s long involvement with the RHSV, donations be made to the RHSV in lieu of flowers.
- 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.
- STANDING ON THE CORNERClick for details of our current exhibition.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Mon: Walking tours of Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (u16 yrs free), book: 9326 9288.
ON NOW until 30 Mar 2018: Exhibition: Standing on the Corner
3pm 22 Dec 2017: Closing for the Christmas break 9am 15 Jan 2018 : RHSV reopens for the New Year!
25/03/2018 Friends of St Kilda Cemetery, Mayors of St Kilda Tour 29/04/2018 ANZAC Tour through St Kilda Cemetery
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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