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Museum's of Bengal

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. It has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany.

Victoria Memorial
Today the Victoria Memorial Hall is a museum having an assortment of Victoria memorabilia, British Raj paintings and other displays. As night descends on Kolkata, the Victoria Memorial Hall is illuminated, giving it a fairy tale look. It is interesting to note that the Victoria Memorial was built without British government funds. The money required for the construction of the stately building, surrounded by beautiful gardens over 64 acres and costing more than 10 million was contributed by British Indian states and individuals who wanted favors with the British government.

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VICTORIA MEMORIAL

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Howrah is the nearest major Railway station. Rabindra Sadan is nearest Metro Railway station. Exide More is nearest bus stop to reach this place. Many buses are available from several part of Kolkata to reach this place.

Rabindra Bharati Museum
Rabindra Nath Tagore gave Kolkata and the Bengali culture recognition on the world forum. So, the entire Bengal is immensely in love with this great artist and noble laureate. Rabindra Bharati Museum in Kolkata is a small token of that love and honor only. It is also an effort to preserve his precious art and personal items as memento, for the coming generation to see and relate with. If you have even a little interest in art and crafts, Rabindra Nath Tagore is surely a must visit for you, in Kolkata.

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Rabindra Bharati Museum

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Nearest railway station is howrah. Nearest metro railway station is girish park. Bus services are also available from many parts of kolkata. Jorasanko is the nearest bus stoppage.

Rishi Bankim Museum
Rishi Bankim Library and Museum, established in 1954, is situated at Naihati in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. It is housed in a section of the ancestral house of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhayay, the initiative novelist of Bengali literature.

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Rishi Bankim Museum

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Local trains like the Naihati local, Shantipur local, Kalyani Simanto local, Krishnanagar local available from the Sealdah Station for the Naihati Junction Station. The distance is around 38 km away from the Sealdah Station and the journey takes around one hour. The museum is at ten minutes walking distance from the Naihati Junction. There is a walkway, and a foot bridge that leads the visitors to the spot.

Mother Wax Museum
To make New Town distinguishably highlighted in the Tourist Map of India, it has been conceived to establish a WAX MUSEUM in the city. The top floor of the Finance Centre, an asset of WEST BENGAL HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD., (WBHIDCO), situated just opposite the Central Gate of the Eco Park, was identified for establishing this WAX MUSEUM. The 6th Floor of Finance Centre is around 6000 Sq.ft of an area dedicated to the Mother's WAX Museum.

Mother's Wax Museum (MWM) is a wax museum located in New Town, Kolkata. Established in November 2014, MWM is touted as the first wax museum in India. It has been modeled on the famous Madame Tussauds museum and consists of wax statues of more than 19 famous personalities. The museum has been named after Mother Teresa.

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MOTHER'S WAX MUSEUM NEW TOWN

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People can reach Mothers Wax Museum of Rajarhat-New Town easily from Salt Lake Sector-V and those coming from other areas should follow the Arterial Road from Haldiram Stoppage on VIP Road. Bus services towards this museum are available from Salt Lake Sector-V & Haldiram as well.

Netaji Museum
Netaji Bhawan or Netaji Bhavan Netaji's Residence is a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. The house, built by Bose's father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. The Bureau is run by Sugata Bose and his mother. The building is on Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani in Kolkata.

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NETAJI MUSEUM

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Howrah and Sealdah are nearest railway stations. Netaji Bhawan is nearest Metro Railway station. Bus services are available to reach this place.

Indian Museum
The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. It has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany.

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INDIAN MUSEUM

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Nearest metro station is Esplanade & Park Sreet. Howrah is nearest Railway station. Bus services are also available to many places of Kolkata and outside of Kolkata.

Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
Since its inception, the Museum had to change its location more than once. Originally, the collections were housed in the rear portion of the old Senate Hall from where the portable exhibits were shifted to Murshidabad Imambada and heavy stone sculptures were deposited underground in 1942, due to the threat of bombing during World War II. The collections came back to their old location after five years only to be shifted again in 1960, to make room for its new building. Having sojourned in a temporary home for seven years, the Museum returned in 1967 to the newly constructed Centenary Building of the University where the ground and first floors accommodate the galleries, maintenance and administration of the establishment.

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ASUTOSH MUSEUM OF INDIAN ART

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Mahatma Gandhi Road (M.G.Road) is the nearest Metro station and calcutta university is nearest bus stop.

The Hazarduari Palace
The palace with a thousand doors, is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. Built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, a descendant of Mir Zafar, it has a thousand doors (Only 900 are real) and 114 rooms and 8 galleries. It is now a museum and has an exquisite collection of armour, aplendid paintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabs, works of art that include beautiful works of ivory from China and many other valuables.

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The Hazarduari Palace

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Buses run frequently from Kolkata (i.e. from Sahid Minar, Ultadanga etc) to Berhampore. Berhampore Court is the main station which is connected with Sealdah Station. Khagraghat, the other station at the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi is connected with the Howrah Station. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare express has stoppage at Khagraghat Railway Station. The Khagraghat Railway station is also connected by local trains from Katwa, Salar, Bandel and Howrah. One can also reach Khagraghat Station from Howrah by Inttercity Express. Farakka is the most well connected railway station of this district. Farakka is 98 kms by road from Berhampore. The following trains stop at new Farakka Junction. Also one can reach Berhampore from Azimganj. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare, Kanchanjungha and Uttarbanga Express touch Azimganj Junction Railway Station. This place is well connected by bus from Berhampore.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
E-Mail : wbtourismpublicity1@gmail.com