Explore the history of VICTORIA MEMORIAL


Explore the history of VICTORIA MEMORIAL

 

Explore the history of- VICTORIA MEMORIAL Victoria Memorial is one of the most historic museums situated in Kolkata known around the world, which is built with the same white marble as Taj Mahal is named as white Maikhrana between 1906-1921. This is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819-190) which now has turned out to be famous tourist destination.

 

LOCATION:-

The memorial is located on the Maidan grounds by the bank of the Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru Road (popularly known as Chowringhee Road).

 

COLLECTION:-

This museum has got a huge collection size of nearly 30,000 antics. The best thing is, this museum has got lots of information about our struggle towards freedom and almost every antic of British era starting from the instruments used to measure geographical depth, guns use in wars and is the only museum which has antic paintings by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769-1837). To get a detailed view of it to visit soon and gather lifelong knowledge.

 

EXPLORE:-

You can explore the whole building, the hall, galleries, Royal galleries and to add on it there is a huge library with antiquarian books like illustrated works of William Shakespeare, the Arabian Nights and the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam as well as the book about the culture of Kolkata. You are definitely going to have an amazing experience.

TIMING:-

Garden:-  5:30 AM to 6:15 PM

Gallery:- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Open every day except Monday and National holidays.

 

 VISIT:-

To visit Kolkata Victoria Memorial get best and comfortable journey by FareHawker with a reasonable cost of the flight tickets.

Other than that you can also take up any cab or AC bus from your hotels and metro is also available you can get down to Maidan or Park street metro station from there Victoria Memorial is only in a walking distance of five minutes.

So, hurry up and grab your opportunity to explore new adventures of British era and make an antic collection in your travel diary.

By Isita Thapa 21 January 2019.

 

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