Victoria Memorial is the iconic building of Kolkata, viewed over the water feature surrounding it, and now functions as a museum. This immaculate building is testimonial to the city's colonial past. It was built by Sir William Emerson in the Indo Saracenic style. Now it is a museum which focuses on the visual history of Calcutta. The museum inside has several artifacts, belonging to the British era. The Royal Gallery at Victoria Memorial still has original oil paintings from that era, which take you to those times.