Victorian Parlor
  ~ A Rental Facility for Gatherings/Meetings

The word "Victorian" refers roughly to the period of time between 1850 and 1900, when Queen Victoria reigned over the British Empire. Because of its many colonies, English rule extended around the globe, giving rise to the saying that the sun never sat on the British Empire.  The word "Parlor" comes from the French word "parler", which means to speak.

As the Twentieth Century progressed and the way of life became more relaxed and less formal, the parlor gradually disappeared from American homes.

The Southwest Virginia Museum's Victorian Parlor is available for rent Monday- Thursday from 8:00 am - 10 pm; Friday from 4:00 - 10:00 pm; Saturday from 10:00 am-10:00 pm; and Sunday from 1:00-10:00 pm. The Victorian Parlor is available for seminars, meeting, small banquets, reunions, and small receptions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. We suggest that you or someone in your party view the facilities before renting. The facility should be rented as far in advance as possible of the scheduled event. The Victorian Parlor may be reserved 6 months in advance. Certain additional rooms are not available during regular business hours.



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