The Victoria Memorial, a large marble building in Kolkata, was built as a dedication to Queen Victoria. Sadly, its construction wasn’t completed until nearly 20 years after her death. in 1876 the British parliament made Victoria the Empress of India and she died in the year 1901. Its construction took place between the year 1906 and 1921.
Victoria Memorial hall is spread across 57 acres and encircles 21 gardens. It lies in the state of West Bengal. The Hall is India’s largest and one of its oldest museum libraries and is dedicated to art history. A large collection of paintings (approx. 3900), sculptures and statues entice visitors towards its cultural richness.
It is one of the most famous tourist spots of Kolkata. The building is huge and is made from Makrana marbles from Rajasthan. Surely an ideal spot for a worthy stroll as lakes and garden nearby creates a pleasant atmosphere around.
Also, Victoria Memorial hall holds light and sound show regularly as a special event. Show starts in the evening and is held both in English and Bengali.
Time to visit:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Monday and National Holidays: Closed
For Indians – the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 20/- (per head)
For all foreigners – the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 200/-(per he
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 5.30 AM – 6.15 PM