Marble Palace Kolkata
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shrikant_enso
Pune, India112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The place is situated in a Lane, where parking may be difficult. The privately owned and operated MUSEUM , full of LOVELY artefacts particularly marble statues of Greek God's and Goddesses. it's great to view and appreciate the collection. There is NO entry fee. But, the collection ( immensely valuable) needs to be well illuminated and preserved in clean surroundings. The security personnel there at gate and entrance to house needs to be improved a lot. The personnel employed are more interested in what ' bakhshish' they can get, rather than guide you across..so one should explore maximum by oneself. Definitely worth visiting.
Written 7 March 2024
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Shrya C
Gokarna, India2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Do not visit the place. Didn't even let us enter the palace when we said that we don't need a guide. The staffs would keep on following you in an unfriendly manner and keep on passing comments if you refuse to take a guide and it's nowhere written that it's compulsory to take one. It's a historic palace which is not at all maintained, Google would give you better pictures (as u aren't allowed to click) and explanation of the place (as the guides are their only to loot, as per information collected from my relative)
Written 6 March 2024
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Ana P.
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Rude staff at the door, and no information that the attraction was temporarily closed until Uber parked in front of closed gates. Then in Bengali, I suppose, we were told the place was closed. Two unfriendly individuals told us rudely to take pictures one distance from the gate's place, that means in front of the cars, so you could be run over. Rude. Not recommended.
Written 6 January 2024
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Roshni G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The place is closed for public and looks shabby and illmaintained.Two guards at the entrance are extremely bad mannered and donot allow to take pictures from outside!!
Written 7 January 2023
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ilina m
New Delhi, India74 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Closed to public. Appears shabby and ill kept. Visibly lacks maintenance from the outside.
The two guards at the gate did not even allow us to take photographs of the mansion and gardens from the outside - Extremely ill-mannered.
Written 21 April 2022
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Mander Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
A huge mansion, located on the northern fringes of Kolkata it was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick a wealthy Bengali merchant in the 19th century. The house was built in neoclassical style. The house has vast collection of western arts and also a private zoo. The entry is free though one needs permission to visit the place from West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau.
Written 5 October 2020
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R0binR
Ludlow, UK52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The animal cages were awful and a disgrace. The house tour was interesting but spoilt by staff only switching on lights where you stood, no chance of admiring the total scene of what it once was in its pomp.Would not tell others that this was unmissable!.
Written 22 March 2020
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good-living-montreal
Montreal, Canada206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The palace requires a special permit access from the West Bengal tourism office, but the security people are willing under certain conditions to let you go in. Part of the palace is still occupied by the royal family and this is not accessible for the public.

No photography is allowed in the palace.

You take off your shoes and you are getting a private tour with a guide. It seems that this place used to be very grand, but the time and weather has shown its impact. While it seems that the royal family tried to bring in any prestigious art from Europe, the collection is in very bad shape. The display is overcrowded and the building is not in great shape and it is definitely time for a renovation.

It's a pity that if the royal family cannot preserve those valuable artifacts, they do not sell or contribute some of those art objects to the Kolkata Indian Museum.
Written 1 March 2020
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Rasputin21
Ashburton, Australia2,243 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Like Rashtrapathi Bhavan in Delhi, the Marble Palace in Calcutta is an attraction that cannot be visited by a foreigner. We tried to find the Tourist office at 2 Brabourne Street only to find the site a dirty, paan spat spittoon hole of a foyer with no sign that the West Bengal tourist office was anywhere there. Someone from the Tea Board at 6 GBB. We went there and the the staff were merely talking to each other. They had no map of Calcutta and the only brochure was on food - street food which if any foreigner was silly enough to eat would cause more than Calcutta belly! They wanted us to return to 2 Brabourne road and search for the unfindable office somewhere in the building. No foreigner is going to bother with this sort of running around. The government obviously do not want anyone to see the dilapidated state it is in as is the rest of Calcutta. Any wonder few foreigners come to Calcutta.
Written 26 February 2020
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is located at 46, Muktaram Babu Street. The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name.
The house was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant with a passion for collecting works of art. The house continues to be a residence for his descendants, and the current occupants are the family of Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur.
To get inside today, you need to perform many formalities. First write down your name and citizenship at the entrance gate. Then you can take a walk in the garden. To get inside the palace, you must again write down your name, citizenship and full home address, remove your shoes and after that you can enter the palace. But even with all the formalities, taking pictures is prohibited, both outside and inside.
In general, I want to say that the building is rather poorly maintained.
Written 22 February 2020
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