Metcalfe Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Metcalfe Hall is a heritage building situated in Kolkata, India, at the junction of Strand Road and Hare Street in the heart of the city's business district. The architecture is reflective of the British imperial architecture at the middle of the nineteenth century, and visually similar to ancient Greek temples. It was built between 1840-1844 according to the design prepared by the city magistrate, C.K. Robinson and named after Sir Charles T. Metcalfe, the Governor-General of India, in honour of his efforts towards a free press. The building faces the Hooghly river on the West.

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  • Metcalfe Hall was built in the mid 19th century in honour of Charles Metcalfe, officiating Governor General of India in 1835-36, who later served as Governor General of Canada. The building was...  more »
  • This building close to the river (so you can wander to its banks afterwards) is a beautifully restored heritage building with interesting displays conjuring the essence of Kolkata, including a video.....  more »
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  • The place will make you feel nostalgic about Calcutta and will help you to rediscover your roots. You will find posters of evergreen Bengali films and household items that you don't come across now. Screens will show you audio visuals on the touch of a button that will make the experience even more unforgettable. Archaeological Survey of India has done a great job in renovating and maintaining the place. This is one place I will surely recommend to anyone who wants to go on a tour of Kolkata. Entry is free but I would suggest a nominal entry fee would be helpful to get the funds required to maintain this lovely place.
  • Located near the millennium park. This museum building is saturated with rich heritage of Calcutta and bengal of that time. There are options of audio visuals, digital descriptions with pictures and lot more. You can find here many staffs preserved that have no use in modern times. You'll feel nostalgic after watching and experiencing of these rich heritage.

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