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Victoria Memorial

Kolkata

14.5/5(164 Ratings)

Victoria Memorial Overview

Ranked 1 of 772 sightseeing in Kolkata

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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What travellers are saying about Victoria Memorial

Experience scale
  • Excellent 40
  • Very Good 27
  • Good 8
  • Average 3
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

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
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Famous for:
Museums
Entry:
paid
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93% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Vinay Sipani

Vinay Sipani5.0/5

12 reviews

Crown Of Kolkata

This one the most visited place in Kolkata with Lush gardens surrounding the places with beautiful lakes.. with Beautiful Monument with museum one can spend good amount of time here..

Swaha

Swaha2.9/5

2 reviews

British heritage in Kolkata

Must visit in Kolkata. Huge garden, good for picnic. Better to go during evening to avoid sun.Musuem used to be very good but now not so good. The exteriors are far better than the interior.

Kiran Jintikar

Kiran Jintikar5.0/5

9 reviews

Excellent architecture

its awesome.... its looks stunning from distance and the really beautiful inside . the entry fee is rs 20 but its worth and well maintained .the history loving people will enjoy it more as you come across various historical moments - drawing - pictures. its nice place to visit and must visit
  • Excellent architecture
  • Excellent architecture

Ashish Debnath

Ashish Debnath4.3/5

31 reviews

British Grandeur

Comparing with the sprawling lawn and the large palace from outside, the museum space is too small. Photography is not allowed inside the museum.Must see : There are two cannons which were used during Battle of Plassey. A special section dedicated to the history of the city. The gallery two stories above the central hall below the central done has a breathtaking view.Carry enough drinking water with you when visiting during summer since the nearest drinking water dispenser is at the main gate.

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Pooja sharma

Pooja sharma4.0/5

1 review

I climbed a tree which was just in front of the mem

The victoria memorial is a very historic place.... There is a small lake in the garden of the victoria memorial ....There is a statue of queen victoria infront of the memorial.......
  • I climbed a tree which was just in front of the mem
  • I climbed a tree which was just in front of the mem
  • I climbed a tree which was just in front of the mem
  • I climbed a tree which was just in front of the mem
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Rakesh manna

Rakesh manna5.0/5

1 review

This is the most historical place and attractive.

Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in kolkata, India,which was built between 1906 and 1921.It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the maidan by the bank of the Hooghly River .
  • This is the most historical place and attractive.
  • This is the most historical place and attractive.
  • This is the most historical place and attractive.
  • This is the most historical place and attractive.
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Sumit jha

Sumit jha5.0/5

1 review

The peaceful place where we attached with history.

Yes, it is a super sized marble building standing on 57 acres of garden, depicting the history. We can spend hours, walking in the gardens or sit and enjoy with family in one...

Vikram Dipankar

Vikram Dipankar5.0/5

2 reviews

Victoria palace

Verrly great place to visit. As the Kolkata is hiatorical place. kolkata was the capital for Britishers very initially. As East india company was established in the kolkata.
  • Victoria palace
  • Victoria palace

Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar4.3/5

3 reviews

History

Its a nice place for couples and family. There is a garden outside Victoria Memorial. Here people can relax. Victoria Memorial is a good example of architecture and history. Statues dedicated to Queen Victoria can easily be found. Many photos & information regarding Indian history before Indian Independence can also be found. Overall a nice place to hangout.

Anand

Anand5.0/5

1 review

The Victoria memorial conceived by Lord Curzon

The Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate the peak of the British Empire in India. The Victoria Memorial, conceived by Lord Curzon, represents the architectural climax of Kolkata city....Images may be subject to copyright.It's very beautiful place I enjoyed a lot and it's very nice experience
  • The Victoria memorial conceived by Lord Curzon
  • The Victoria memorial conceived by Lord Curzon
  • The Victoria memorial conceived by Lord Curzon

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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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Skraju

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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Karun Kumar

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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Victoria Museum surroundings - Kolkata