Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata

Victoria Memorial Hall is located at Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal which is dedicated to Queen Victoria and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of India. Now Victoria Memorial is one of the most prominent museums in Kolkata. Victoria Memorial was built-in the memory of Queen Victoria in 1921 by British. It is also a museum where people could see pictures and statues of men who played a prominent part in the history of India.

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Fact About Victoria Memorial Hall of Kolkata

Address: Maidan 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal
Location: Queen’s Way,Opposite to the Planetarium on the Southern side of Maidan, Kolkata
Phone Number: +91-33-22231890 +91-33-22231891
Signification: One of the large marble building in India
Famous For: Its Museum collection
Constructed started in: 1906
Constructed completed in: 1921
Construction cost: Approx. Rs.1,05,00,000/-
Built By: Prince of Wales (British Raj)
Garden Area: 64 acres
Build Area: 338 by 228 feet and height of 184 feet
Dedicated to: Queen Victoria
Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sadan
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is just 17km from Victoria Memorial Hall
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah Railway Station is only 5 km from Victoria Memorial Hall
Reach By Bus or Road: Easily reach by bus from any area of city

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Victoria Memorial is constructed started in 1906 by the Prince of Wales and completed in 1921. The memorial is huge in size and houses beautiful gardens which are spread over an area of 64 acres. The Victoria Memorial hall is 338 by 228 feet and rises to a height of 184 feet. The total construction cost of the Victoria Memorial Hall around Rs.1,05,00,000/-. At the top of the Victoria Memorial is a sixteen foot tall bronze statue of victory. It is mounted on large ball bearings and rotates with the wind.

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Entry Fee and Timing For Victoria Memorial Hall at Kolkata

Open Days For Garden: All days of the week
Open Days For Museum: Closed only on Monday in every week
Visit Duration: Approximately 2 Hours
Photography: Not Allowed
Timing For Garden: 5:30 AM to 6:15 PM
Timing For Museum: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fee For Garden

Daily ticket: Rs. 10/- per person
Monthly ticket: Rs. 100/- per person
Yearly ticket: Rs. 1000/- per person

Entry Fee For Museum

For Indians: Rs. 20/- per person
For all foreigners: Rs. 200/- per person

Light and Sound show Timing

In October to February: 6.15 PM to 7.00 PM (In Bengali) and 7.15 PM to 8.00 PM (In English)
In March to June: 6.45 PM to 7.30 PM (In Bengali) and 7.45 PM to 8.30 PM (In English)

(No shows on Mondays, National Holidays and Holi and between July to September)

Lights and Sound Show Tickets Charge

For Indians: Rs. 10/- per person
For all foreigners: Rs. 20/-per person

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Victoria Memorial was opened to the general public on 21 December, 1921 by the Duke of Windsor. One can see amazing gallery about memory of queen Victoria in Victoria Memorial Hall which is used as museum now and also the collection includes weapons, sculptors, paintings, maps, coins, stamps, artifacts, textiles, etc. Victoria Memorial is one of the unique features in Kolkata, this musical fountain is equally mesmerizing for both adults and kids.

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