Victoria Memorial Hall

Victoria Memorial Hall, located on 1 Queen’s way Kolkata was envisaged by Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of British India, as a memorial to the deceased Queen Victoria. Taking the form of a great marble hall and to serve primarily as a monument to the Queen, and secondarily as a national gallery and Valhalla of the Indian Empire.  After the Queen’s death in 1901 money was raised to build the monument and the museum formally opened to the public in 1921.

The memorial building aims to act as a “standing record of our wonderful history” and became a historical museum where civilians can come to understand their history and the history of their country through objects and art. (Victoria Memorial Hall)

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