Become a member and join the community who care enough to ensure that our Victorian and Edwardian heritage has a powerful champion. Membership starts at £2.50 a month for those under 35.
We are the only charity dedicated to fighting to protect our Victorian and Edwardian heritage. We help tackle the climate emergency by campaigning for the sensitive reuse of historic buildings to generate much lower carbon emissions than demolition and rebuild. Your membership is vital to achieving our mission.
Do you have an interest in architecture, design and art history? If you have experience and skills in event coordination, marketing and the computer and web skills to get the events online, then you might be just the person to join our team.
Looking for something a bit different to gift this Christmas… why not send your loved one gift membership of the Victorian Society or one of our books? They’ll discover more about historic architecture, and you’ll help us continue our vital work in protecting Victorian and Edwardian buildings. For the first time ever we are offering free access to four of our online lectures (worth £20!) as part of our Victorian Society gift membership.
Book now to hear Griff Rhys Jones, President of the Victorian Society, give an online talk on the aspirations and pitfalls of rescuing many buildings including the Victoria Baths in Manchester, the Hackney Empire, farm buildings in Suffolk and Wales and a disused factory in Clerkenwell.
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The book covers the development of the British capital at a time when, in the author's view, it reached its highest position on the world stage, using original illustrations, maps, and photographs
We are happy to announce that our online talk series, ‘Building the Victorian and Edwardian terraced house’ will begin on the 2nd November 2021. Get the 6 events in the series for the price of 5 or book individually.
The Victorian Society is seeking nominations for its 2021 Top Ten Endangered Buildings Campaign.
The annual event highlights buildings that are in dire need of repairs or are at risk of being lost completely.
The Victorian Society and The Georgian Group have joined forces to campaign against the partial demolition of grade II listed buildings at 47 Piccadilly - an extremely rare survival illustrating Manchester’s development. 47 Piccadilly was built as a house in 1776 but in the 19th century was converted to commercial use by the Midlands Railway Company, which added a warehouse to the existing townhouse during its time at the premises from 1878 to the late 1910s. In the later 20th century, the buildings were used as shops and beauty salons, but for decades have been left to decay.
The Victorian Society is disappointed to learn of UNESCO’s decision to remove the World Heritage Status of Liverpool’s docks in their latest session on the 20th July 2021.The decision erodes the UK’s reputation for being world leaders on heritage protection.
The Victorian Society is urging the Government to better protect our World Heritage Sites (WHS) following UNESCO’s recommendation to remove Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City from the list of World Heritage Sites. The Government should urgently assure UNESCO of plans to better protect world heritage, and Liverpool in particular, before a final decision on the future of the world heritage site is made in the next few weeks.
The lodge and gateway to Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham, have been granted Grade II listed status following a Victorian Society listing application. The gate lodge and gateway join the park’s listed ‘David Bowie’ Bandstand to form a fine late Victorian ensemble.
The Victorian Society’s listing application for The Old Windmill pub in Birmingham was rejected on the 21st of May. This leaves the pub, the last on the historic Dudley Road, at risk of demolition despite a recent notification of demolition being withdrawn.