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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

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Open Day 20 April 2013

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On Saturday the 20th of April we are opening our doors to take you behind the scenes to show you the treats and treasures of Public Record Office Victoria as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations.

The Open Day will have something for everyone with a special exhibition, a range of talks and information sessions and a series of tours being offered all day. 

Entry is free but bookings are essential so to avoid disappointment get in quick!

You can book your spot online using the links below:

Time Event Bookings
10-10.15 Official Opening  
10am – 4pm 40th anniversary exhibition  
10am – 4pm ‘My History’ photo booth  
10.15 – 11am     Treasures of the Keeper Book now
10.15 – 11am  Caring for your family archives SOLD OUT!
10.15 – 11.15am     Tour: Treasures of the Archives SOLD OUT!
10.30 – 10.50am     Curators Tour of 40th exhibition Book now
10.30 – 11am Walking Tour of North Melbourne SOLD OUT!
10.45 – 11.45am Tour: Discover the Archives (Auslan interpreter) SOLD OUT!
11am – 12noon Tour: Behind the Scenes SOLD OUT!
11.15am – 12noon Melbourne’s Criminal History SOLD OUT!
11.15am-12.noon How to set up a digitisation workstation Book now
11.30am – 12.30pm Tour: Ned’s Battle Book now
12.15 – 1pm Transcribing the Archives SOLD OUT!
12.15 – 1.15pm Tour: Behind the scenes SOLD OUT!
1 – 2pm Researching Your Family History Book now
1 – 2pm Tour: Historic Photographs SOLD OUT!
1.15 – 2pm Caring for your Family Archives SOLD OUT!
1.30 – 2.30pm Tour: Behind the Scenes SOLD OUT!
2 – 3pm Tour: Discover the Archives (Auslan interpreter) Book now
2 – 2.30pm Walking Tour of North Melbourne SOLD OUT!
2.15 – 3pm Wills & Probate, Shipping Lists & Inquest Records SOLD OUT!
2.15 – 3pm Old Records, new ways SOLD OUT!
2.30 – 2.50 pm Curators tour of the 40th exhibition Book now
2.45 – 3.45pm Tour: Frederick Deeming (Jack the Ripper) Book now
3.00 – 4.00pm Tour: Behind the scenes


3.15 – 4pm Researching Your Property


3.15 – 4pm Picture perfect pixels: Reviving your family photos


If you have any problems booking your spot online please call our information desk between 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday on 9348 5609 or email us at

If you miss out on one of the above events due to the event either being sold out or that you are unable to make our Open Day, please take a look at our events calendar



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