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Museum
“The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The memorial lies on the Maidan (grounds) by the bank of the Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru Road (better known as Chowringhee Road).”
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Museum
“The Indian Museum in Kolkata, also referred to as the Imperial Museum at Calcutta in British India era texts, is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings of 1600 C.E. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814 C.E. The founder curator was Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. ”
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History Museum
“ The Victoria Memorial, a huge monument made of white marble located in the heart of the City of Joy, India is one of the most famous monuments in West Bengal that has become a museum and popular tourist spot of the state. ”
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Museum
“The Science City of Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent.Managed by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, it is located at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J. B. S. Haldane Avenue.”
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Art Gallery
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Museum
“Mother's Wax Museum is a wax museum located in New Town, Kolkata, India. Established in November 2014, it contains wax statues of many personalities, including statues of Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The museum has been named after Mother Teresa.[”
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Museum
“Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is located at 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata 700007. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of 19century”
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Planetarium
“The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Situated at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Maidan in South Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world.”
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Library
“Located in Alipore is India's leading library and a public library. It was inaugurated in 1836 by the Governor General Lord Metcalfe by transferring 4675 books from the College of Fort William. Public donations were the main source of books for the library, and by donations of Rupees 300 from proprietors. Dwarakanath Tagore was the first proprietor of the library. The library was initially only partially public, as poor students could use the library for a limited period of time. The Imperial Library was founded in 1891 by merging several libraries like those of the East India College and East India Board. ”
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History Museum
“This is a now Meditation Centre and the ansectral home of Swami Vivekananda who is a great spiritual figure of Nineteenth Century India.”
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Art Gallery
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Library
“Indian culture & spiritual hotspot for lectures, workshops, presentations and books. ”
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Museum
“Inaugurated in 1959 as the first popular science museum in Asia. Modelled on the Deutsche's Museum, it has interactive popular science exhibits and a significant collection of historical industrial holdings in India. Its collection of old gramophones, sound recorders, telephones, steam engines, road rollers and other industrial machinery of the period 1880–1950 is very significant. The museum sports a vintage model of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I make. It also actively organises summer camps, awareness programs and astronomy observations for school children.”
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