Tagore’s House

Tagore’s House information

Location
Kolkata , India
Address
246D Rabindra Sarani
Telephone
+91 33 33 22695242
More information
www.rbu.ac.in/museum
Prices
Indian/foreigner adult ₹10/50, student ₹5/25
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Tue-Sun, last entry 4.30pm
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The comfortable 1784 family mansion of Rabindranath Tagore has become a shrine-like museum to India’s greatest modern poet. Even if his personal effects don’t inspire you, some of the well-chosen quotations might spark an interest in Tagore’s deeply universalist philosophy.

There’s also a decent gallery of paintings by his family and contemporaries, and an exhibition on his links with Japan. The 1930 photo of Tagore taken with Einstein could win a ‘World’s Wildest Hair’ competition. You’d need an hour to see everything, but for many casual visitors a brief glimpse is enough.