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.

Anderson's Mill Heritage Weekend

Anderson Mill Talk
9 Alice Street, Smeaton

Public Record Office Victoria's Liz Denny will host a talk at the National Trust Anderson's Mill Heritage Weekend at 11am about researching Smeaton women in the archives. Visit the National Trust website for more information on the rest of the weekends' activities. 

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Heritage Festival in Bendigo

Bendigo Library Talk
Bendigo Library
259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo

Join Bendigo Library and the Bendigo Regional Archives at these upcoming events in May to celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival.

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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?

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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

photo in the archives 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
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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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Records Management Network event

Photo of past RMN event Talk
Level 5 Theatrette
121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

The RMN was established to provide a forum for knowledge exchange and discussion on issues affecting records management in the public sector.

Click 'Book Now' to see the program for the May event and reserve your seat. 

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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.

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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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Launch Of Kin and Kind photographic exhibition

black and white image of women's AFL team from 1970s Talk
The VAC Gallery
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
2-4pm

The VAC gallery launches this month featuring fantastic archival photos from the archives alongside street shots of Melbourne today on the theme Of Kin and Kind read more

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