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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.