Victorian Society: Coronavirus update

The Victorian Society is sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling our events until the end of May. However, apart from event cancellations, we will be running business as usual and continuing our fight to protect our Victorian buildings. Click here for more details.

Victorian Society events are publicised to members below and in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day.

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

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

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

2014 Walk: Hastings town centre

Booking available

Thursday 11 June 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Led by Alan Jeffries, a member of Hastings Local History Society. Hastings, a town forever linked to the Battle which didn’t take place there, has had a rollercoaster ride throughout the ages. Originally a prominent Anglo-Saxon town and one of King Alfred’s burghs, it was one of the most important Cinque ports in the South East. After catastrophic events in...

Price for single attendee: £50.00

2015 Visits to St Mary’s Church, Bourne Street, Chelsea Barracks Chapel and St Barnabas Church

Booking available

Wednesday 17 June 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Led by Ken Powell, we begin our summer evening visit at St Mary’s, Bourne Street, a short walk from Sloane Square - a simple 1870s mission church strikingly enlarged and enriched between the wars, notably with a major addition by HS Goodhart-Rendel, to become a renowned and richly furnished Anglo-Catholic shrine. We go on to the Chelsea Barracks site to...

Price for single attendee: £18.00

2016 Beyond William Morris, British Stained Glass and the Arts & Crafts Movement – Study Day

Booking available

Tuesday 23 June 10:45 AM to 5:30 PM

In the morning we will visit the Stained Glass Museum, Ely, with an in-depth tour of the unrivalled late 19th- and early 20th-century stained glass in the museum’s collection, both on display and in store. Led by the museum’s Curator, Dr Jasmine Allen, the tour will focus on key works made in this period, many under the influence of the Arts...

Price for single attendee: £55.00

2017 JF Bentley in west London

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Saturday 04 July 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Led by Peter Howell.The Catholic church of St Francis, Pottery Lane, Notting Hill, was built by Henry Clutton in 1859-60 but its importance is due to its having been crucial in the career of JF Bentley, who when working for Clutton was commissioned to design the altar of St John. Many further commissions encouraged him to set up on his...

Price for single attendee: £16.00