Victorian Society events are first publicised to members in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October before appearing below. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day. A ballot is held for oversubscribed events with first preference for members.

For events organised by our regional groups, please see the regional group pages:

Birmingham & West Midlands; Leicester; Liverpool; Manchester; South Yorkshire and Wales.

We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact our Events Administrator for more information.

1808 Norfolk country houses day

Saturday 28 April 10:30 AM to 7:35 PM

A special 60th anniversary country houses day led for the Society by Jeremy Musson, architectural historian, architectural editor of Country Life, 1998-2007, East Anglian National Trust curator, 1992-1995, and new editor of The Victorian. The very first country houses outing organised for the Victorian Society by co-founder Mark Girouard was also to Norfolk, and marked by a good lunch and a...

Price for single delegate: £95.00

Booking available for members only

1809 Painted furniture at the V&A, from Gothic Revival to Arts and Crafts

Wednesday 02 May 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Max Donnelly, Curator of Nineteenth-Century Furniture and co-author of C. F. A. Voysey: Arts & Crafts Designer (V&A Publishing, 2016), will present a gallery talk in the British Galleries. He will examine painted decoration on furniture designed by architects such as AWN Pugin, JP Seddon, WE Nesfield, AH Mackmurdo and CFA Voysey, and by artists including W Morris, DG Rossetti, E Burne-Jones...

Price for single delegate: £14.00

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1810 Seeds, Golf, and a Touch of Arts and Crafts: a Day in St Albans

Tuesday 15 May 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A day organised by Jane and Michael Fookes and Geoff Brandwood exploring the Victorian and early twentieth-century buildings these places offer. The centrepiece will be the work of the talented local architect Percival Blow (1873-1939), who designed a wide range of buildings in a wide range of styles and thus did much to enhance St Albans. For this we are...

Price for single delegate: £55.00

Booking available for members only

1811 “To elevate and instruct…delight and amuse”: the Crystal Palace Park

Saturday 09 June 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Tony Woolfenden leads a walk around the Crystal Palace Park to see the remains of Paxton’s great pleasure grounds. His immense glass masterpiece was re-erected at Sydenham in 1854, and our visit is one day short of the 164th anniversary of the ceremonial opening by Queen Victoria. Fire destroyed the Crystal Palace in 1936, and the years since have seen...

Price for single delegate: £15.00

Booking available for members only

1812 Visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Tuesday 12 June 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Brent Elliott and Edward Diestelkamp will lead a visit to the glasshouses and landscape elements of the Royal Botanic Gardens many of which were created in the Victorian era including The Palm House and WA Nesfield’s landscape. The visit will afford an opportunity to see the newly restored Temperate House, and Aimee Felton and Michael Shippobottom of Donald Insall Associates will...

Price for single delegate: £35.00

Booking available for members only

1813 Walk: Romford Garden Suburb

Saturday 30 June 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Led by William Davies and members of the Gidea Park Civic Society. Romford Garden Suburb was built in 1910/1911. It is generally considered to be an architecturally pleasing example of an Edwardian garden suburb. The architects who designed the houses comprise most of the influential figures of the late Arts and Crafts movement, including H Baillie Scott, W Curtis Green,...

Price for single delegate: £20.00

Booking available for members only

1814 Tour: Brompton Cemetery

Tuesday 03 July 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

By the early years of the 19th century, inner city burial grounds, mostly churchyards, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead. In 1837 a decision was made to lay out a new burial ground in Brompton, London. The moving spirit...

Price for single delegate: £17.00

Booking available

1815 Sculpture Walk: Bertie takes command: Hyde Park Corner to Waterloo Place via the Mall

Thursday 12 July 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

This walk, led by Philip Ward-Jackson, looks at the monumental transformations in the area around Buckingham Palace, which took place between 1883, when the Wellington Arch was realigned, and 1912, when, after the unveiling of the Victoria Memorial, plans were set afoot to commemorate Edward VII in Green Park, with a memorial which would celebrate his contributions to European peace....

Price for single delegate: £14.00

Booking available for members only

1817 Visit to The Stained Glass Museum and Ely Cathedral

Saturday 04 August 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This visit to Ely Cathedral, the ‘ship of the Fens’, led by Dr Jasmine Allen, Curator, The Stained Glass Museum, Ely will include a guided tour of The Stained Glass Museum, housed in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral. The museum collection, founded in the 1970s to rescue stained glass windows under threat from loss or destruction, today includes panels...

Price for single delegate: £35.00

Booking available for members only