Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
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Victoria Memorial

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

The most famous landmark and tourist attraction of Kolkata is the Victoria Memorial hall. Built in 1921, this monument was designed by Sir William Emerson, a famous architect from the then British Empire. Sprawling over an area of 64 acres of land, the Victoria Memorial is surrounded by a well maintained landscaped garden.

The museum housed by the hall displays age old artefacts and paintings from all over the world. Photographs of British monarchs and eminent personalities who had major contributions towards shaping modern India adorn the walls of the museum. With a huge collection of paintings and artefacts, Victoria Memorial is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Kolkata.

There is a huge collection of European oil and watercolour paintings of celebrated painters like Johann Zoffany, Charles D'oyly, William Simpson, Thomas Hickey, Emily Eden and several others.

Besides European art, the museum also has on display paintings by eminent Indian artists, a handsome collection of stamps, lithographs, manuscripts, sculptures, rare books and arms and armours used during the pre-independent era in India.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Arvind Kumar

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  • Arvind Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 497 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  201 helpful votes
  •  1508 readers
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
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Saurav Gupta

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  • Saurav Gupta
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  561 helpful votes
  •  10 readers
  • Posted Mar 29, 2016
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Subham Agarwal

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  • Subham Agarwal
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  102 readers

"Lovely place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
One should definitely visit this great Heritage place,
You will find lot of peace sitting there in evening with the natural essence of flowers and gardens,
Its too big to roam around in and out of the monument,
So take your time to enjoy :)
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Anjana Gupta

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  • Anjana Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 20 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1696 readers

"Beautiful palace of Queen Victoria with garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Completely paisa vasool place... Entry fees is only Rs10 for Indian and Rs150 for foreigners.. Must visit if you are at Kolkata... In the center of city with combo of lake, garden and palace...
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C.s. manish Dasgupta

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  • C.s. manish Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 50 photos
  • 99 Reviews
  •  151 helpful votes
  •  76316 readers

"Romantic stroll from Planetorium to Victoria"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 17, 2016
It was one of the Saturday evenings when every couple wants to talk and roam around without thinking about anything else. It is recommended to visit memorial in the afternoon. You will be able to visit the museum and other areas inside the place. The entry to the memorial as well as museum is chargeable. Don't spoil the beauty of area by plucking flowers or doing anything which is against nature. Try to have Street food and drinks opposite to the main gate. There's a fountain just opposite to main gate of memorial which can be enjoyed thoroughly after 6 pm, when the upkeep authorities organise musical fountain shows.
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Poornima Saxena

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  • Poornima Saxena
  • Lives in Agra
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2702 readers

"Not an awe inspiring memorial"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2016
I travelled there. It's beautiful from outside but it's not so good from inside. It should be nice and beautiful to see at night in lighting from outside.
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Yusuf Ali

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  • Yusuf Ali
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 32 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  18936 readers

"Nominal price"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2016
One of India's heritage built by British Government. Great place to visit with friends and families to enjoy the weekend. It's open for everyone just paying a nominal entry fee.
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  • 4 votes

Nilesh Jain

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  • Nilesh Jain
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 37 photos
  • 26 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  16117 readers

"Not less than Taj Mahal"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 8, 2016
Although we did not had much time but for few minutes we got a chance to visit Victoria memorial which is an absolute beauty with historical values, a must visit place. And don't forget about beautiful selfies.
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 34 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Most famous building of Kolkata"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2016
Victoria Memorial is the most famous building of Kolkata. There is not much inside the building but the beauty lies outside. Its an iconic structure and if you go during the day there is hardly any crowd (Good for photos).
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Lipsa Pany

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  • Lipsa Pany
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 24 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  8586 readers

"Modern history marvel"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2016
If you are into history and architectural Marvels. Then this is the place to visit. Memorial Hall is a beauty and well maintained. It is surrounded by gardens and man-made lakes. Museum has collection of paintings, weaponry and other collectibles. We went to the place at around 11 and left around 12:30 and covered all the places.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 363 photos
  • 44 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  57242 readers

"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
It is a must visit place of Kolkata. If you ever visit to Kolkata you should see its construction and return to history of queen Victoria and you can see cannon and many other weapon inside memorial.
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Kamal Dahiya

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  • Kamal Dahiya
  • 39 photos
  • 68 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  40373 readers

"Place is damn beautiful"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
Me and my friend visited Kolkata this March, whenever you are in Kolkata and you decide to explore this city. Every person of Kolkata recommends you to visit Victoria Memorial.

This place is damn beautiful, this place was built for queen Victoria, but it didn't get completed, when she was alive. This place has hundreds of photogenic places.

If you want to capture this place in your camera then you need a massive space of memory. You can learn a lesson of history if you want to go in museum, and you can also enjoy sound and light show in evening during winters.
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