Victoria Memorial Tourist Information:
1.Victoria Memorial Hall Timings: 10am to 5pm IST. Ticket counters close 30 minutes before the Memorial closing timings.
2.Closed on Mondays, 26th January (Indian Republic Day), 15th August (Independence Day), Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr, 2nd October (Gandhiji’s Birthday), Dusserah and 25th December (Christmas).
3.Entry Fee to the Museum: Rs. 10 per head (Indian) and Rs. 150 per head (Foreigners).
4.Entry Fee for the Garden: Rs. 4 (per entry); Rs. 100 (monthly pass); Rs. 1000 (yearly pass). Garden tickets do not include entry into the Victoria Memorial.
5.A Sound & Light Show called the ‘Pride & Glory - the Story of Calcutta’ is held by the Victoria Memorial on-site - as a joint venture with Bengal Chamber of Commerce.
Show Timings for Sound and Light Show:
March to June:6.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (Bengali)
7.45 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (English)
October to February: 6.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (Bengali)
7.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (English)
Show Tickets Cost: Rs. 10 & Rs. 20 (no advance booking).
Full ticket for children above 3 years of age.
No shows are held on Mondays and National Holidays.
Ticket counter opens at 12:30pm (Church Gate).
Address: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queen's Way, Kolkata – 700071 INDIA
Phone: +91-33-2223-1890/1891 & Tele -Fax: +91-33-2223-5142.
6.For Scholars and accredited students, Library and Reading Rooms facility is made available.
7.Restoration of Paintings plus technical advice on conservation is provided with prior appointment.
8.Photography is strictly prohibited.
9.Photographs of objects in the Museum are available for sale to the Scholars.
10.Trained Guides are available on prior appointment. For appointment call +91-33-2223-5142.
11.Vehicle-parking charges are applicable by the hour.
Accommodation near Victoria Memorial:
Having been either influenced by or built in the Colonial Era some of the colossal edifices of Kolkata exhibit opulence and grandeur and have been converted into 5-Star Heritage Hotels – promising royal ambience and services with state-of –the-art amenities for the indulgence-seeking traveler. A whole new bunch of contemporary hotels in classes both luxury and business has mushroomed all over the city to suit the nouveau businessmen and corporate executives. Also available around the Howrah Station and Sealdah Station, among other areas are bed-n-breakfast hotels for an economical stay with basic hotel amenities. State Government and Central Government guest houses are also available in Kolkata.