Victoria Memorial is one of the popular and wonderful monuments of Kolkata. This is a huge marble fabricating in Kolkata, which was built somewhere around 1906 and 1921. It is devoted to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is presently an exhibition hall and traveler end under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maidan (grounds) by the bank of the River Hooghly, close Jawaharlal Nehru street.
At present the Victoria Memorial has striking accumulation of weapons, artists, artistic creations, maps, coins, stamps, ancient rarities, materials and so on. The Royal exhibition in Victoria Memorial has representations of the Queen and Prince Albert. There are various artworks, showing occasions from Victoria’s life. In the post autonomy period another expansion was made to the Victoria Memorial. It was the addition of the National pioneers’ display with the representations and relics of the freedom fighters.
In the nights the VM makes an awesome canvas for a 45-moment English-language sound & light show that is superior to you may at first fear from the extremely dated opening slide succession.
Good for : Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, History Buffs
Entrance fee :
Museum – Rs. 10/ – for every individual (Indians), Rs. 150/ – for every individual (Foreigners)
Garden – Rs. 4/ – for every individual (Daily), Rs. 100/ – for every individual (Monthly), Rs. 1000/ – for every individual (Yearly)
Timings : All days of the week with the exception of Monday (5:30 AM – 7:00 PM Garden, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Museum)
Visit duration : 1 to 2 hr.