The Victoria Memorial

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 200 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Memorial, Family And Kids

The Victoria Memorial - Review

The Victoria memorial is a glorious reminder of India’s colonial past and it’s present obsession of all things western. Even so, it has assimilated well in Kolkata’s mind and soul; it is now also part of their pride. A gorgeous marble building houses a museum and various exhibitions that enlighten the visitor with Kolkata’s colonial history. The statues of King George V and Queen Victoria are stately and frankly a bit out of place in this era where Victoria memorial has become more about Kolkata than a tribute to the Queen.

A beautiful monument of Colonial Era that still adorns a part of Kolkata and serves as an interesting tourist attraction. While The Victoria Memorial Ticket Prices varies for locals and foreigners, The Victoria Memorial Ticket Cost remain same for all. Don’t forget to visit the museum while you are at it. The entry to museum is free with The Victoria Memorial Tickets. Buy Tickets for The Victoria Memorial and spend some nice time indulging in the remnants of the past. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kolkata itinerary 5 days.

The Victoria Memorial Information

  • Photography is not allowed.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Wheelchair access is available.

The Victoria Memorial Ticket Prices

  • Indians: INR 20
  • Free for school children up to Class XII in uniform and Army personnel in uniform.
  • Garden ticket: INR 10
  • Light and sound show ticket: INR 10 and INR 20

The Victoria Memorial Opening and Closing Hours

Light and Sound show:

  • October to February: 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm(Bengali), 7.15 pm to 8.00 pm (English)
  • March to June: 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm (Bengali), 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm (English)

Garden timings:

  • March to September: 5.30 am to 6.15 pm
  • October to February: 5.45 am to 5.30 pm
  • Gardens are open all days.

How To reach The Victoria Memorial by Public Transport

  • Light rail to Rabindra Sadan.
  • Metro Kavi Subhash: Noapara to Rabindra Sadan
  • Bus no: AC-12, AC-20, AC-44, C-11, C-20, E-7/1, S-39A, S-45 to Exide stop

Restaurants Near The Victoria Memorial

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  • The Victoria Memorial Address: 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata, India
  • The Victoria Memorial Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • The Victoria Memorial Price: 200 INR
  • Best time to visit The Victoria Memorial(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Victoria Memorial: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Victoria Memorial

  • 95% of people who visit Kolkata include The Victoria Memorial in their plan

  • 66.45% of people start their The Victoria Memorial visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Victoria Memorial

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

93.66% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Victoria Memorial

People normally club together Howrah Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral while planning their visit to The Victoria Memorial.

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The Victoria Memorial, Kolkata Reviews

  • A beautiful construction, and the approach and gardens are well maintained. But approach by foot inside the premises is a risky walk. Not a place for anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchairs. The pretty looking pebbles placed along the outer courtyard are over 3 layers thick, so the foot just sinks in providing no firm grip. So there is high risk of losing one's balance. Paved walking path is restricted and one has no option but to cross a large stretch of these pebbles to reach the main building. It took me 7 minutes to walk the distance of what should have taken less than a minute! Inside the beautiful building, it takes you down the decades giving a peek of history. If you are a history buff who wishes to go through old documents, etc, budget minimum 3 hours but for the casual visitor, you can cover it in under an hour. Maintenance could be better, and perhaps air conditioning will help preserve the aging documents better. Glad to see lot of points for filling drinking water so you are not forced to buy bottled mineral water!

  • Wonderful place and very nice atmosphere. Can get a very fresh air inside kolkata. Nice palace. Outside view is nice. Has enough space to spend some time, you can refresh your mind with a very short trip. Can go with your family, kids or lover. Everyone will surely enjoy.

  • The palace needs cleaning. It's a world heritage site and should be maintained properly. The paintings, statues and writings and other old items were very amazing to look at. Opening a few more sections will be great for us from a trip point of view. Maybe a little extra charge for seeing more sections will be justified

  • Its an historic palace where queen Victoria stayed for many years when British ruled India. Now it becomes a museum where queen Victoria's used utensils has been kept here. Small sculptures and statues, which are spread throughout the gardens. Pure white in colour and having big landscape around it. Light & sound show used to be major attraction but suspended as of now. Parking is not available.Mondays closed.

  • One of the most wonderful creation of architecture. This place is very popular in local as well as Foreign Tourists. Once you are in the City of Joy mark this place on the top of your list. It holds the most beautiful History of British Rule over India. And how the City architecture was planned. You can witness some wonderful and shocking facts here.

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