The memorial is located in the heart of Kolkata, on the Maidan, a large park. It is a popular tourist destination and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Victoria Memorial is a beautiful example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is made of white marble and features a number of domes, turrets, and arches. The interior of the memorial is just as impressive as the exterior. It houses a number of art galleries, a library, and a museum.