Victoria Memorial

 

Overview

The Victoria Memorial is located in the city of Kolkata in West Bengal.lt is a large marble building in Kolkata, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.The Victoria Memorial blends the best of the British and Mughal architecture. The Victoria Memorial hall was built with white Makrana marbles. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of Victoria Memorial in 1906 and it was inaugurated in 1921 in memory of Queen Victoria. The Victoria Memorial is 338 by 228 feet and a height of 184 feet. There is a beautiful black bronze Angel of Victory holding a bugle in her hand situated at the top of the dome of the Memorial. It is mounted on large ball bearings and rotates with the wind. The interiors of the museum are impressive and paintings, art, artefacts  furniture and various other memorabilia of history are exhibited inside. Photography is prohibited inside the museum.
 
At present the Victoria Memorial has notable collection of weapons, sculptors, paintings, maps, coins, stamps, artifacts, textiles etc. The Royal gallery in Victoria Memorial has portraits of the Queen and Prince Albert. There are numerous paintings, illustrating events from Victoria's life. Another remarkable peace in Victoria Memorial is a painting by the Russian artist Vasseli Verestchagin, portraying the state entry of the Prince of Wales in Jaipur in the year 1876. In the post independence period a new addition was made to the Victoria Memorial. It was the addition of the National leaders' gallery with the portraits and relics of the freedom fighters.
 
On the apex of the dome of the Victoria Memorial, is a black bronze angel and looks stunning in the evening when the building is illuminated with lights. Also, there is a laser show conducted in the evening and is worth a watch. It highlights the history of Kolkata with shows in Bengali and English.
 
Timing:10:00 am to 05:00pm
             Closed - Monday
 
Entry Fee,
               Indian -10
               Foreigner incl park  - 150
 
How to Reach,
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International 
 

Location

Country
India
State
West Bengal
City
Kolkata
Location
Kolkatta.
Address
Victoria Memorial, Maidan, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Maidan, Queens Way
Nearest Railway Station
Howrah Jn (HWH)
Nearest Airport
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
IN
latitude : 22.654699330 longitude :88.446701050
Corporation : Kolkata
GPS Code : VECC
Open Year
1921
Height
56 m
Architect
Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Dedicated To
William Emerson
Visiting Hours
10:00 am to 05:00pm Closed - Monday

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