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.

We’ve been fighting to protect historic buildings since John Betjeman and Nikolaus Pevsner among others founded The Victorian Society in February 1958. Their aim was to preserve Victorian and Edwardian architecture and encourage research into the art and history of the period. To read more about our history, click here.

Every day, we work to protect Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition and needless destruction. Our Caseworkers object to planning applications which propose to cause harm to Victorian or Edwardian buildings. The caseworkers are given guidance by our expert advisers who make up our Southern Buildings Committee and Northern Buildings Committee. Our Media officer runs our campaigns and deals with press enquiries, while our events administrator organises our events, which are developed by our events committee. The overall running of the society is overseen by Administrator and managed by our Director and our Board of Trustees.

To see our regional groups of the Victorian Society, click here.

The Victorian Society is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1081435.