Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House in Kolkata

One of Kolkata's most prominent landmarks.

One of Kolkata's most prominent landmarks. | Photo credit: Wikimedia/Biswarup Ganguly

Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House Overview

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The birthplace of Swami Vivekananda this ancestral house is one of the most prominent landmarks of Kolkata. Built in the 18th century, this building started to dilapidate over the years. In 1962, the authorities of Ramakrishna Mission decided to renovate the building and turn it into a museum-cum-cultural centre.

Sprawling in an area of 22,077 sq-m, the reconstructed complex features a cultural centre, meditation hall (first floor), a library stocked with 5819 books and a philanthropy building. In addition to these, there is a Spoken English unit with 1641 students, a dispensary, a computer training centre and free coaching centres. The cultural centre and the textbook library were inaugurated by the former President and renowned Indian Scientist- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

  • Opening Closing Time Museum Visiting Hours:
    08:30 am – 11:30 am
    04:00 pm – 06:00 pm (April - September)
    03:30 pm – 05:30 pm (October - March)

  • For Kids

    To get enlightened about the affluent life story of Swami Vivekananda, kids must visit this site. The books, artefacts and paintings are knowledge banks that impart every visitor with everything related to Swamiji's inspiring life and works.

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