Amazing Facts About Victoria Memorial
William Emerson, the then-president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was the chief architect of Victora Memorial in the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style
It measures 103 m by 69 m with a height of 56 m.
There are 25 galleries, including the Royal Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery and the Calcutta Gallery, among others.
The British government built the memorial between 1906 and 1921, dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, Empress of India, from 1876 to 1901.
The government officials, royals, people of India, and politicians supported Lord Curzon for the funds. The total cost of building the memorial came to
Rs. 1,05 00,000.
Like the Taj Mahal, Makrana marble is used in Victoria Memorial. The dome and other structural elements also echo the design of the Taj Mahal.
Victoria Memorial Gallery museum houses over 30,000 artefacts.
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