The newly renovated Metcalfe Hall on Strand Road is a sensory delight. It takes you back in time through history. It is a walk down nostalgia avenue for all the people in Kolkata and a power-packed audio-visual presentation for those new to the city. This is the best place to start for those who would like to get a feel of what Kolkata is and what it means to belong to the beloved city. The exhibition and installations are well thought out, well researched, and a lot of effort has been put in to make it visually appealing. The artistic use of technology in the form of touch-screens and audio/video compositions makes for an aesthetically rich experience. Aptly named, Ami Kolkata captures every aspect of the city and life in the city.
Metcalfe Hall Is Back In The Game With An Amazing Exhibition
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What Could Be Better?
I would have loved to take home some of the posters on display or copies of some old maps. A shop selling mementoes and collectibles is sorely missed. Also, perhaps, a small cafe, to sit and absorb the atmosphere of the heritage building would make the tour complete.
Best To Go With?
Family, Kids, Bae