What we do

Our sole aim is to protect our Victorian and Edwardian buildings for future generations. We fight to save the buildings people value. We have helped to save landmark buildings ranging from St Pancras in London to the Albert Dock in Liverpool. Our Conservation Advisers help local planning authorities and churches to make better decisions about adapting Victorian and Edwardian buildings to the way we live now, while keeping what is special about them.

We do this by:

  • CONSERVING: Saving Victorian and Edwardian buildings from needless destruction or disfigurement.
  • INVOLVING: We inspire public interest in the fight to protect our Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
  • EDUCATING: We provide advice to owners and public authorities on the preservation of Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

Join the Victorian Society to play a key role in protecting our heritage. Our members’ support is crucial to our work, every member matters in the fight to save the buildings we cherish.

Who we are

We are the national charity campaigning to protect our Victorian and Edwardian architecture. It is our vision to live in a world where Victorian and Edwardian architecture is cherished and protected.

Our archives

Much of our casework archive covering 1958-2005 is kept at the London Metropolitan Archives, under reference LMA/4460. Church case files and other records are generally retained in our office.

History of the Victorian Society

Dr William Filmer-Sankey takes a look back at the origins and early history of the Victorian Society, which was founded in 1958. This article was published in the first edition of our magazine, The Victorian, in 1998.


Who's who on our buildings and events committees


The Society is managed by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are also the directors of the charity for the purposes of the Companies Act. Who are they, and how are they elected?

Annual reports

See what we've been up to in our annual reports and accounts

How we work

Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. They contribute overwhelmingly to the character of places people love and places where people live. They belong to all of us. Their owners are really only custodians for future generations.

Donations and legacies

A bequest is a very effective way of making a gift to the Victorian Society. It may enable you to make a contribution of a size and significance which may not be possible during your lifetime.

Our advice

Read more about how to notify us about a building under threat, or how to start your own campaign...