Museums

Museums

Puppet and Kantha Museum

The fantastic four of Ambedkar Museum - Ethnographic, Puppet, Kantha and Boat museums, in such an inconspicuous building at Kankurgachhi, not only takes you through a journey of a lost world, but is also a serious attemp

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Tribal Museum

The Ambedkar Bhavan, standing inconspicuously at the Kankurgachi Morh on the busy CIT Road, houses four fascinating museums, graceful in contrast to its unkempt exteriors. Established in 1955 by the Cultural Research Ins

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Presidency University Museum

Rising like a Colossus from the noisy urban landscape of College Street of Kolkata, the Presidency college is a monument to the enlightenment, awakening and glory of Bengal spanning the last two centuries. The Hindu Coll

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The Asiatic Society

Sir William Jones (1746 – 1794), once a puisne Judge of old Supreme Court, dreamt of a centre for Asian studies, which included almost everything concerning the Asian continent. He wanted a one stop solution for Orient

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Visiting the Calcutta Gallery at Victoria Memorial

Perhaps the most iconic and definitely the most eye-catching of them all, Victoria Memorial, is a resplendent fusion of brilliant architecture, history and culture. Built in the Indo-Saracenic revival style with pristine

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Netaji Bhawan: Abode of the biggest hero of India’s freedom struggle

India’s freedom movement gave birth to several leaders with indomitable desire to free the nation from the grasp of British rule. Born among them was a great revolutionist, whom the countrymen accepted as their ‘Neta

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Sports Museum at Newtown

Be it Eden Gardens or the eternal rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan— Kolkatans never miss a chance to indulge themselves in sporting extravaganza of any type. As the city gears up for the under-17 Football Wo

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Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum

Kolkata boasts of many historical buildings but the residential house of Raja Rammohun Roy at 85A Raja Rammohun Sarani in north Kolkata is not just one of these grand old buildings in the city. The rooms, hallways and th

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Vivekananda Museum

Museums usually remind you of archaic, dusty places, often dimly lit, leaving you cold with a sense of disconnect with the past. Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, located at the ancestral house of

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A nation’s banking history

Be it Rabindranath Tagore's financial records or the account opening letter of theosophist Annie Besant, visitors are sure to get overwhelmed by the priceless collection at the State Bank of India’s archive and museum

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Sabarna Sangrahashala: A house of treasure

Once upon a time, they owned the three prosperous villages- Kalikata, Sutanuti, Gobindapur which grew into the city of Calcutta. Centuries later, though their palatial houses have somewhat lost sheen, the Sabarna Roy Cho

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State Archaeological Museum: Preserving the past

Bengal’s rich archaeological heritage dates back to the pre-historic times. Starting from the Black and Red Ware settlements that spread from West Bengal’s Burdwan district to the lower slopes of Chotanagpur plateau

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Howrah Rail Museum: Chugging out history

Every Indian has perhaps at least one indelible childhood memory of an incredible train journey. Despite the age of plane hopping, trains evoke a certain nostalgia. Even the role of railways in developing modern India is

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