Hooray! The RHSV is now open to the public and members who want to visit the gallery or conduct research in the collection. The bookshop is also open and we’ll be reinstating Chris Manchee’s popular walking tours of historic Flagstaff Gardens. Please remember if you are visiting the Drill Hall that masks and sanitising are mandatory.

All historical societies across Victoria can open to their volunteers and the public as long as they have a COVID plan in place and follow all the Government regulations re social distancing, max numbers (20 per venue), sanitising, masks and recording contact details of all volunteers and members of the public who visit the premises.

Creative Victoria post information that is relevant to galleries, museums and libraries. This link will take you to their COVID Q&A. Please be aware that when new announcements are made by the Premier, Creative Victoria has to interpret the announcements for their community and then get approval for their interpretation – it is not an instantaneous process. But, as soon as they have confirmation, it will be posted on their website.