Town Hall in Kolkata

An iconic landmark in Kolkata.

An iconic landmark in Kolkata. | Photo credit: WIkimedia commons/Biswarup Ganguly

Town Hall Overview

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Built between 1807 and 1813, the Town Hall is one of Kolkata's iconic landmarks. Designed by Col. John Garstin in Roman-Doric style, this building was initially used as a venue for public gatherings. It has two floors that stand on a rectangular base and supported by rows of pillars. The building features two spacious porticoes that give the whole structure a distinct charm. From being a property of the Calcutta Municipality in 1867 to an ideal venue for conducting exhibitions during the 19th century, this hall served many purposes.

At present, Town Hall houses the Kolkata Museum, which has been set up in a high-tech story-telling form. For anyone who is interested in learning about the imperial history of Kolkata, this museum is an apposite place to visit. On the hall's upper floor, the Town Hall Library & Archives has been built and is stocked with an extensive collection of books on Kolkata.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

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4, Esplanade Row West, Kolkata, 700001, West Bengal