Victoria Memorial - A place of interest for tourists

Victoria Memorial is the most magnificent landmark of the city and of British era. It is located in tha Maidan on junction of Red Road and Queensway. Built with white marble brought from Rajasthan, it combines classical European Architecture with Moghul influences. The idea was conceived by the then Viceroy, Lord Curzon in 1901, it was designed by William Emerson and the foundation was laid by King Goerge V on 4th January 1906.

It took almost 15 years and about 10 million Rupees at that time to build and was formally inaugurated by Duke of Windsor on 21st December 1921.

The entrance of Victoria Memorial is preceded by an impressive statue of Queen Victoria on a bronze throne. Overlooking the hall is the Fountain of Joy. The main edifice, 61 metre high is surrounded by beautiful gardens, fountains and water reservoirs, spreadover 26 hectares. Central dome is topped with a revolving Angel of Victory 4.9 metre high. There are 25 galleries showing some 3500 articles of Queen,s use inside the hall. Murals depicting Queen’s coronation and other historical events decorate the balcony. Portraits of Queen Mary, King Goerge V, Queen Victoria, paintings of Robert Clive and the Queen, a huge canvas of the future Edward VII entering Jaipur, French guns captured at the battle of Plassey, and the black marble throne of Siraj-ud-Daulah defeated by Robert Clive are some of the artifacts that can be sen within, besides military uniforms, arms, armours and ammunition.

Now a days an entry fees has been fixed for day visitors and morning walkers on court orders.

Entry fee for Garden is Daily ticket : Rs. 4/- per head, per entry
Monthly ticket : Rs.100/- per head.
Yearly ticket : Rs. 1000/-
(Garden tickets do not entitle entry to the museum building).

Entry fee for museum is

For Indians - the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 10/- (per head)
For all foreigners - the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 150/-(per head)
Free for school children up to 12 years age in uniform and Army personnel in uniform

Timing to Visit Victoria Memorial

On all working days except Mondays.
Time: 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
(Ticket counter closes half an hour before the closure of galleries)
Please Note: The museum remains closed to visitors on every Monday and the office remains closed on Sundays and on 2nd Saturdays of every month and also on other Indian Government Holidays like Republic Day (26th January), Holi, Independence Day (15th August), Id-ul-Fitr, Gandhiji's Birthday, Dusserah, Christmas day (25th December).


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