Victoria Memorial Hall

Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Victoria Memorial Hall
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Saravanan Srinivasan
Chennai (Madras), India38 contributions
Aug 2019
This wasn't in my list and I had to visit this place because of a cab driver. I didn't regret it though

They have a entry fee of around 25 INR ( not sure though ) and your baggage will be checked by para military before entering

The lush green gardens and the tall building will make you fall in love with it.

The old rifles,monuments, statues and other artefacts will definitely make you travel back in time.

This is a must see place in India if you are a lover of history and architecture
Written April 24, 2020
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Jishnu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Would recommend you to visit this place on a sunny winter afternoon.
The ambiance inside is quite historical and warm.
You can sit on the Grass outside, have a chilled conversation.

The ticket price is Rs 30 to Rs 500
You can't take outside food
Cigarette , lighter are strictly prohibited
Written December 17, 2021
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Bikram
11 contributions
Dec 2019
The Victoria Memorial is a large beautiful marble building built between 1906 and 1921 during the British era. Has lustrous green garden around the building and a small part of the building has been opened up as a museum. Nice place for a picnic / family outing.
Written February 8, 2020
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uofmpanther
Canton, MI156 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a popular tourist destination and there is a lot of history here, but it is incredibly crowded. There is very little breathing room, making it hard to see some artifacts. If you are visiting as a foreigner, I recommend getting a guide to help shortcut the long lines and to highlight the important artifacts.
Written January 5, 2020
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Akanksha C
New Delhi, India206 contributions
Sep 2019
a beautiful tourist attraction in the heart of kolkata, lush gardens beautiful construction. you can spend your evenings there people watching, there are artists painting the memorial on their canvas, families having an outing, theatre plays being rehearsed etc. its fun to sit in the backside where the hoogly river meets the bank with a view of the howrah bridge (if im not wrong) its just amazing and soothing. you can munch on the chana choor chat and other snacks being sold by the vendors. definitely some good memories
Written August 26, 2020
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Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
Feb 2020
A wonderful monument of British India. The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now a museum. In January 1901, on the death of Queen Victoria, The 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston (later created The 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston), the then Viceroy of India, suggested the creation of a fitting memorial. Lord Curzon proposed the construction of a grand building with a museum and gardens. The Prince of Wales, later King George V, laid the foundation stone on 4 January 1906, and it was formally opened to the public in 1921.
It is currently a grand museum. From perfectly preserved and maintained in excellent condition
Written February 20, 2020
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Jennifer
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
As we all know, Victoria memorial is a great historical architecture. It is an amazing experience to visit the museum. It enriched my knowledge very much. It is also a great photogenic place and hence draws the attention of many photographers. There is a security check at the entrance which ensures the security of the visitors.
Written September 11, 2021
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Franjul
Bangkok, Thailand119 contributions
Jan 2020
Go early to beat the crowds - we were let inside the park before ten, so were some of the first visitors inside and could appreciate the beautiful building itself and also the painting gallery and interesting exhibition of the history of Kolkata. Highly recommend this place. Walk in the park was also very relaxing, it is an oasis within the chaos and noise of the city.
Written January 26, 2020
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Mahasweta G Pal
New Delhi, India110 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a splendid experience walking around the monument and learning about it's construction, the British era and the history of India between 1700s and 1950. The monument is grand and surrounded by beautiful lakes with some amazing Flora and Fauna. We also spent some time through the galleries depicting images from the bygone era and some regal paintings by British artists. It's a must visit for those who are interested in art history, architecture and the city of Kolkata.
Written March 13, 2020
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Thomast1940
100 contributions
Feb 2020
This is something else again. A time machine that takes one back to the years before the First World War although only built in 1921. It is a tribute to its eponymous dedicatee. Extracted nay blackmailed into contributing, India was generous in its tribute to her. The building is instartlingly white Indian marble. Ornate and rather elegant. Once past the bronze of Victoria Emperatrix , one steps into a vast echoing hall surmounted by a galleried cupola. The first sight is a beautiful statue of the young queen. The ground floor is full of loot, portraits of the dignitaries of Victoria’s India, watercolours by her sailors, cannon, a wonderful black marble table mounted on four bronze howitzers, weapons of the period of British rule.
Upstairs I found an exquisite exhibition of Indian miniatures that took me a full hour to see properly.
Written February 18, 2020
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Victoria Memorial Hall is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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