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Good to know things about Victoria Memorial

Historical Significance

Between 1906 and 1921, the Victoria Memorial was built in remembrance of Queen Victoria, who reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901. Lord Curzon, the then-Viceroy of India, commissioned it to mark the pinnacle of the British Empire in India.

Architectural Grandeur

The monument is a magnificent example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, a fusion of British and Mughal architectural traditions. Sir William Emerson, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, designed it. The Victoria Memorial is distinguished by its towering white marble construction, domes, and a sprawling landscape that surrounds it.

Museum and Art Gallery

The Victoria Memorial is home to a museum and an art gallery that display a large collection of artefacts and paintings from the British colonial era in India. The memorial's galleries house a diverse collection of sculptures, paintings, and historical artefacts that provide visitors with insights into India's colonial past.

Surrounding Gardens

The Victoria Memorial is flanked by the Victoria Memorial Hall Gardens, a vast garden. The gardens are beautifully designed and have many monuments, including a bronze statue of Queen Victoria at the entrance. The quiet environment of the gardens contributes to the overall appeal of the memorial and gives visitors with a pleasant respite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Victoria Memorial a tourist attraction?
Victoria Memorial Hall, representing the brilliant and grand British architecture, exists today as a real icon of Kolkata. Lord Curzon, Viceroy of British India, envisioned the VMH on 1 Queen’s Way as a memorial to the late Queen Victoria.
Is Victoria Memorial open for tourists?

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding Mondays and national holidays.

Is it worth visiting Victoria Memorial?
The Victoria Memorial Hall is a fascinating location to see. I’m not a history buff, but this location is magnificent. The lush green gardens are stunning in and of themselves. Inside, there is a museum with many paintings, an exhibition of armoury, weaponry, and other items of great interest to anyone.
What is there to do inside the Victoria Memorial?

The royal gallery, the national leaders gallery, the portrait gallery, central hall, the sculpture gallery, the guns and armoury gallery, and the most recent, the Kolkata gallery are among them. It takes at least an hour to go around, but it’s well worth the time.

When should I visit Victoria Memorial?

The best time to visit Victoria Memorial Hall is between October and March, when the sticky, humid, and oppressive Bengal summer is avoided.

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