Researching the State's archival collection can be a rewarding research journey. We offer monthly tours and training throughout the year to help you navigate archival research and find the records you're looking for.

Curator's talk and tour

photo of VAC Training
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Calling all curators! You're invited to tour the archives. Join our Collection Management Coordinator, Jack Martin, to hear about what's available in the PROV collection, and how to go about applying for a loan of a PROV record for your next exhibition. This session will be followed by an onsite tour of the repository exploring significant items in the Collection. Free event, bookings essential.

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Behind the Scenes tour

behind the scenes Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? Find out on our free one-hour guided tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository. Who knows what you might encounter among the 100 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection?

FREE
FREE
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Behind the Scenes tour

behind the scenes Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? Find out on our free one-hour guided tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository. Who knows what you might encounter among the 100 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection?

FREE
FREE
Book Now

Open House Melbourne

historic plans Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

The Victorian Archives Centre will again play host to pre-booked tours as part of Open House Melbourne weekend. Keep an eye on the Open House website for booking details. Note: Open House may charge a booking fee, see website for details.

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Reconciliation Week event: Archives tour

aboriginal artwork Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? 

To celebrate Reconciliation Week, we are hosting a special tour of the archives.

FREE
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Reconciliation Week event: Bessy Flowers

image of group of aboriginal women Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

This event, Bessy Flowers: No longer a wandering spirit, tells the story of Sharon Huebner's digital history collaboration project with two Australian Aboriginal family groups. At the heart of the collaboration is the history of Bessy Flowers (1849-1895) held in a colonial archive for more than 150 years yet markedly absent from the everyday stories of her Wirlomin Minang kin and Gunai Kurnai descendants.

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