The garden in front of the Victoria Memorial is sometimes still called Curzon Gardens.
Lord Curzon was the Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. He constructed Victoria Memorial in memory of Queen Victoria, the British monarch who died in 1901 after reigning more than 60 years. He also put forward a proposal to build a museum here to house articles offering a glimpse of the British rule in India. Today the Victoria Memorial is one of the major institutions in India for research about the British Raj.