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Today I’m going to tell you about the “VICTORIA MEMORIAL” ..
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The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in kolkata , West Bengal , India, which was built between 1906&1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria , then empress of India and is now a museum under the auspices of the ministry of culture. It was built by George Curzon, the viceroy of India . Queen Victoria who remained Queen of the UK of Great Britain and Ireland since June,20,1837 & Express of India since May 1, 1876 passed away on January 22,1901. Following her demise , Lord Curzon conceived the Idea of construction a colossal and grand building with a museum and gardens where one and all one have a glimpse of the rich past. The foundation stone of the monument was laid on January 4 , 1906 by the Prince of Wales George-V who later became king George-V on May 6,1910. In 1921 the memorial was opened to public . The total cost of building with memorial came to ₹105,00,000. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs Martin and co.of Calcutta work on the superstructure began in 1910.
ARCHITECTURE : The Victoria Memorial’s architect was William Emerson (1843-1924) , president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Indo-saracenic style which uses a mixture of British and Mughal elements with Venetian, Egyptian, Deccani and Islamic architectural influences. The building is 338×228 (103×69m) and rises to a height of 184feet (56m) . It is constructed of White Makrana marble . The gardens were designed by Lord Redesdale and David Prain . Emerson’s assistant Vincent Jerome Esch, designed the bridge of the North aspect and the Garden gates .
Atop the central dome of the Victoria memorial is the 16ft.(4.9m) figure of the Angle of Viceroy.
MUSEUM : The Victoria memorial has 25 galleries .These include the Royal Gallery, the National leaders gallery, the portrait gallery, Central hall,the sculpture gallery,the arm & armoury gallery & the newer, Calcutta gallery.
* ROYAL GALLERY : The Royal Gallery displays a number of Portraits of Victoria and Prince Albert and painting illustrating their lives, by Jansen and Winterhalter , & many more things are present there.
* CALCUTTA GALLERY : In the mid 1970’s , the matter of a new gallery devoted to the visual history of Calcutta was promoted by Saiyed Nurul Hasan, the Minister of education. The Calcutta gallery houses form Job Charnock (1630-1632) of the English East India company to 1911, when the capital of India was transferred to New Delhi . The gallery has also has a life size diorama of Chitpur road in the late 1800’s.
* GARDEN : The garden of Victoria memorial Cover 64 acres (260,000m^²) and are maintained by a team of ,21 gardeners. They were designed by Redesdale & David Prain. There is a Bronze statue of Victoria ,by George Frampton. Victoria is seated on her throne , wearing the robes of the “STAR OF INDIA”.
However , I want to give you tickets information , still please ensure again from their official website.
* OPENING HOURS : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 am – 8 :00 pm
** MONDAY AND DESIGNATED NATIONAL HOLIDAYS GALLERY REMAINS CLOSED.
* TICKETS : The entry fee to the museum is ₹30/ head
₹200/ head ( For national of SAARC like – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Srilanka etc)
₹500 / head ( National of all other countries)
* THE GARDEN : Monday to Sunday – 5:30am – 6:00 pm.
* TICKETS : ₹20 / head and entry
Remember some rules – there is not allowed cigarette, bottles , suitcase, pets, any kind of foods , Camera etc.
For further information,you can visit their official website.
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Please come once and visit this beautiful palace ❤️…
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( ** PICTURE CREDIT – TANMAY NATH.)