British Government Houses

British Government Houses Project


Government Houses Project in 3D


This project is concerned with vizualization of both historical buildings as well as archival resources.  It does so by bringing to users XML3D models of British Government Houses that were erected in, e.g. Calcutta, Kingston, Singapore, Cape Town and Sydney. 

Please note that this is work-in-progress in the sense that what you currently can access does not as yet demonstrate how our transcultural research is being embedded as content in these models. Once we officially go online, you will be able to click on the coloured buttons to access information about particular aspects of the histories of these Houses as collated by us from authentic sources. So, do watch this space for new developments!


The Raj Bhavan in Calcutta is the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal.

Built in 1803, it was known as Government House before the independence of India.



The Raj Bhavan from the North Gate.



In 1858, it became the official residence of the Viceroy of India.