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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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Book a free workshop or talk at Dig The Archives 2015! Open Day May 2

Join Gideon Haigh for a sneak peak into his new book on the controversial murder case of John Bryan Kerr. Hear talks on Melbourne’s ghost signs, trans-formative women of early Victoria and how to use archives to uncover the stories of your historic home or family. If you’d love a tour of the giant state archives collection – now is your chance!

For all workshops, tours and talks book now!  Dig The Archives 2015 

Monthly Information Sessions

Each month we host a new information session designed to provide advice and guidance on a range of research topics including:

  • How to research immigration records
  • How to search inquest, prison and criminal trial records
  • How to research the history of your home
  • How to find your family history
  • and more…

When: Check out our calendar for upcoming sessions, dates and times.
Where: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. 
Cost: These sessions are FREE. Registration is required. 

Exhibitions

We host regular exhibitions at the Victorian Archives Centre and Old Treasury Building. We also have a series of touring exhibitions that roam around Victoria’s libraries, galleries and community centres. Our exhibitions showcase many of the fascinating records that we hold here at the Public Record Office of Victoria, ranging from immigration records, crime files, petitions, fascinating photos and state memorabilia.

We also offer a range of online exhibitions that can be viewed anywhere, anytime! These exhibitions make great research and teaching aids and provide interesting snapshots of Victoria’s history. 

To see what exhibitions are currently showing please visit our exhibitions and touring pages

Tours

Each month we host a public, one-hour guided tour of the archives. Venture beyond the security doors, through the air locks and into the repository where a trove of treasures can be found! Who knows what you might encounter among the 90 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection? 

When: Check out our calendar for upcoming sessions, dates and times.
Where: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. 
Cost: These tours are FREE. Registration is required. 

Talks

We host a range of interesting talks throughout the year on special research topics related to our archives. Keep an eye on our events calendar to see when these talks are coming up, or visit us on our Annual Open Day and attend a whole series of talks all in the one day! 

When: Victorian Archives Centre Open Day, 2 May 2015.
Where: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. 
Cost: Open Day is a FREE event. Keep an eye out for program and registration details in the coming months. 

 

 

 

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