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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Amod
Mumbai, India112 contributions
Apr 2022
Pleasantly surpised to go through the vast collection of Subhas Chandra Bose' Memorablia inside the Main Building. From transcripts to pictures & items which belonged to him, its all displayed in a very nice manner. A must see attraction while in Kolkata
Written 12 May 2022
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Shivam Mathur
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Victoria Memorial Hall is a very interesting place to visit. I am not a historic lover but this place is just incredible. The lush green gardens as themselves very beautiful.

Inside there is a museum with a lot of paintings, a display of armory, guns, and other things which are of great interest to anybody. It took me an awfully long time to really look at things and to crown it all and the magnificent statue of Queen Victoria takes your breath away.

The Victoria looks even more beautiful by the night and the special sound and light show is held every evening at the gardens of the memorial.

The only drawback of visiting this place is, that the hall is very far away from the other main gate and you'll have to take a walk to the hall.

So, It is a worth visiting place for the ones who are looking for a historic tour.
Written 12 May 2022
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Sourav P
Darjeeling, India1 contribution
May 2022
The Victoria Memorial virtual tour I recently visited was very interesting.

I would like to share with you five amazing things that you can tell your friends and share with your next travel companion.

The Victoria memorial hall, built in honor of Queen Victoria, is located in Kolkata, a city known for producing legendary artists because it was British India's capital when it existed.
In the virtual tour, there were many options, and I chose the rare photographs and paintings sections. I liked two paintings that described our history during the British Empire.

Fact no 1
Despite its user-friendliness, the website is available in two languages, which are English and Hindi.

Fact no 2
A virtual tour lets you experience the world from 360 degrees while sitting in your own home.

Fact no 3
Virtual tours allow you to see and examine each painting and sculpture away from the crowd.

Fact no 4
By using the virtual tour you will be able to get a good idea of the museum if you intend to visit it on your own. As you know from the virtual tour of the place you will find it much easier.

Fact no 5
With the newest experience of virtual tours it really really attracted many history lovers. This place really connects our past and holds an emotion of our history, as it has been told to us in books and yet we are seeing it here.
Written 12 May 2022
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Himadri
Howrah, India163 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The heart of Kolkata. This place is an absolute favourite. Its more of a happy place for me.
Great place for studying architecture, local history.

The sprawling lawns are a favourite among the youth of the city.
Seniors too find it convenient to take a healthy walk in quietness
Written 11 May 2022
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Banshidhar S
Brahmapur, India44 contributions
May 2022
The Victoria Memorial is a monument to Queen Victoria, located at the end of The Mall in London, and designed and executed by the sculptor (Sir) Thomas Brock. Designed in 1901, it was unveiled on 16 May 1911, though it was not completed until 1924. It was the centrepiece of an ambitious urban planning scheme, which included the creation of the Queen’s Gardens to a design by Sir Aston Webb, and the refacing of Buckingham Palace (which stands behind the memorial) by the same architect.

Like the earlier Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, commemorating Victoria's consort, the Victoria Memorial has an elaborate scheme of iconographic sculpture. The central pylon of the memorial is of Pentelic marble, and individual statues are in Lasa marble and gilt bronze. The memorial weighs 2,300 metric tonnes (about 2535 U.S. tons)[1] and is 104 ft wide. In 1970 it was listed at Grade I.
Written 6 May 2022
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Anirban
Kolkata (Calcutta), India246 contributions
Mar 2022
Victoria Memorial Hall is the best place to visit in Kolkata. The greenery and the freash air takes your breath away, Do have a chance to whitness the light and sound.
Written 5 May 2022
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ParomitaB
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Your visit to Kolkata is incomplete unless you have been to Victoria memorial...amazing experience..
Written 30 April 2022
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VParashar
Patna, India17 contributions
Apr 2022
Enjoy the beautiful architectural marvel. Inside the palace, there is a huge museum that will take you down to the pre-independence era
Written 19 April 2022
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Sandeep
Mumbai, India8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Whereas this was supposedly a memorial to Queen Victoria, and neither am I a Raj era aficionado, there was nothing repeat nothing on display which lived up to it’s name pertaining to her. The display of Netaji Subhas exhibits and Indian freedom fighters are of course worth seeing if that is what we are interested in.
Written 5 April 2022
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Pratik Dey
11 contributions
Jan 2022
Excellent place to visit. This is the symbolic historical monuments of Kolkata. People were enjoying here for weekend visit. In this marble building there is also a museum, where many historical things are present .
Written 4 April 2022
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Victoria Memorial Hall is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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