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About Town Hall

The Town Hall was built by the famous Brtish architect Major General John Garstin. The building was built according to the Roman-Doric architectural style. During the British rule, this hall was used for the social gatherings of all the Royal British families. Several historical developments and events took place in this hall. Present day, the Town Hall is used for the official ceremonies of the West Bengal Government. You can also visit the Town Hall Library which is a repository of antique books, journals, and documents. The library has about 12,000 books and journals. It is visited by hundreds of research scholars and students who want to dig deeper with the historical facts and figures. Some of the notable collections of the Library include Parish of Bengal, The Dairy of William Hedge, Calcullat Light Horse, The Outram Statue, Calcutta. You will find many biographies, publications, Calcutta Review and Modern Review. The Kolkata Museum is another great attraction of the Town Hall. This museum was established in 1995 and illustrates the historical development of Kolkata. You will learn about the social, political, geographical, and religious beliefs of the people. You can also watch the video clippings of the important events during the British Raj.

Historical Context: Town Hall was constructed in 1813.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Weekdays: INR 10 Saturdays: INR 15
  • Closed On Sundays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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