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We are the only charity dedicated to championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. We fight to ensure that our precious Victorian and Edwardian architecture is protected from demolition or careless alteration for future generations to enjoy.

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Support the Victorian Society - buy our furniture

The Victorian Society is raising money for its work by selling pieces by Voysey and Walter Crane in a specialist auction on 6th October 2020. Scroll down below the picture for more details.

Joe O'Donnell appointed new Director of the Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is very pleased to announce Joe O’Donnell as its new Director.

Win for the Victorian Society as Liverpool zip wire blocked after our legal challenge


The Mayor of Liverpool has blocked plans to build an intrusive zip wire attraction in the heart of Liverpool’s historic civic buildings.

Victorian Society legal challenge to Liverpool Council's zip wire decision


An application was filed on Friday to request leave for a judicial review into Liverpool City Council's decision to allow a zip wire in the heart of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.

Victorian Society slams Liverpool Council’s approval of zip wire


The Victorian Society deplores the recent decision of Liverpool City Council to grant planning permission for a zip wire between St John’s Beacon and the Central Library building.

Victorian Society celebrates as plans are approved to finally restore Smithfield Market


Plans to transform the historic market into the Museum of London have been officially approved.

Nominations for Top 10 Endangered Buildings 2020 now open!


The Victorian Society has opened nominations for this years Top 10 Endangered Buildings campaign

Victorian Society urges councils and owners to protect historic buildings from arson


Following yet another major blaze at a listed building, pressure mounts on councils to do more to protect our precious historic buildings. The Victorian Society warns councils that we face losing many more important buildings to arson unless urgent action is taken to secure them properly.

Victorian Society condemns Birmingham police station's needless destruction


A characterful Victorian police station in Birmingham imminently faces the wrecking ball. The historic structure, built by prominent architects, is deemed ‘inconvenient’ - standing in the way of a road-widening scheme.

Victorian Society: Coronavirus update


The Victorian Society is sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling all of our events until further notice. However, apart from event cancellations, we will be running business as usual and continuing our fight to protect our Victorian buildings.

Victorian Society calls for public inquiry into losing a key part of Bristol's waterside heritage


The Victorian Society requests a public inquiry into the Silverthorne Lane development in a final bid to save an irreplaceable part of Bristol’s industrial heritage.

Victorian Society calls for reuse of Bradford's historic Fountain Hall


The Victorian Society urge Bradford Council to save the remains of a historic piece of Victorian architecture currently facing demolition.

Birmingham & West Midlands group's 2019 Conservation Award winner announced


The Birmingham & West Midlands group of the Victorian Society have named Sandwell Council as the winners of their 2019 Conservation Award for the restoration of Smethwick Council House.

New chapter for Victorian Society as director announces his departure

The Director of the Victorian Society, Christopher Costelloe, has announced that he will be stepping down after 7 years in the role, to move on to new challenges.

Historic Exeter deserves better


An incongruously large development planned for Exeter would greatly overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape