Mother House

Mother House, Kolkata (Calcutta): Hours, Address, Mother House Reviews: 4.5/5

Mother House
4.5
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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Dyena Mugen
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
Mother Theresa House Missionaries of Charity
Apr 2021 • Family
I would never imagine myself at the very house where Mother Theresa was laid to rest. An incredible selfless women who helped the poorest of the poor in Calcutta. Grateful to meet Sister Lily Theresa who gave us her time to show us all of Mother Theresa’s personal belonging kept in a protected room. Images of her tending to the sick and frail children will forever be imprinted in my mind. “Where there is love there is peace, joy and unity” Mother Theresa

Things to consider: there are time slots (morning and afternoon) to visit the house. Don’t bother calling as no one is available to pick up the call. All of the sisters are very friendly and kind especially towards children. Everyone must wash their hands and take off their shoes when entering. There is no donation box for those who want to contribute. You can either donate in person with a local ID, and if you’re a foreigner like me, you must present a passport otherwise donation online can be done.
Written 4 April 2021
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racehorse2021
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
A must visit place to know mother
Apr 2020
A must visit place to understand "mother and her work", the simplicity of a high valued , spiritual soul. The place is kept as simple and easy to access.
Written 26 March 2021
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Soma S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India515 contributions
Visited on Valentines Day
Feb 2021 • Couples
I spend sometime here on Valentines Day as I couldn't actualize my vacation plan on Valentines week due to multiple reasons and wanted peace of mind. Due to Covid only Mother's tomb was open at ground floor and I could not visit Mother's room. This place is good if want to spend some time alone and want to medidate or pray. But sisters are not allowing to stay for long time. This is not a tourist place as there is nothing much to see. But one can come if you have any personal interest.
Written 22 February 2021
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Barbara A
Goa, India413 contributions
A great experience
Jan 2021
We went here and we were a half hour before it opened. The sister's were so kind and let us in because we were leaving. It was a great spiritual experience. Highly recommended
Written 7 January 2021
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DayTrip536183
10 contributions
Wonderful and eventful as I and my wife went to Kolkata for my wife's eye operation and decided to visit mother's home.
Nov 2019 • Couples
The atmosphere here is so saintly. It's peaceful and calm. Perfect place for one to pray and reflect back to life
Written 10 September 2020
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LeonardoDiSF
San Francisco42 contributions
Very touching and worthwhile visit
Dec 2019
We went here to visit the small orphanage. This was very touching and emotional: 20 children all with Downs Syndrome who were abandoned. Time well spent.
I was surprisingly touched by seeing Mother Teresa's small museum with her writings and her actual room. What an incredible person!
This is well worth seeing while in Kolkata.
Written 28 May 2020
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jonas_rock
565 contributions
Peacefull Place
Apr 2020 • Business
It was my first visit to the mother house as i step in the place its well maintain and nice and peacfull the sister have kept mother thing very well her dairy pen cup plate every thing i also got a chance to see her room as well felt very relax and nice so next time if all are u in kolkata than do visit this place
Written 9 May 2020
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Saravanan Srinivasan
Chennai (Madras), India38 contributions
A sacred place in Kolkata
Aug 2019
This place is easily accessible in Kolkata.They are open from 8 am-12 pm , 3pm-6PM 6 days a week.Thursday is a holiday

I went there by 12 noon and Nuns over there welcomed me with a warm smile and allowed me to visit the museum. I was the last to walk out. They never showed any hesitation when I had little chat with them.

You can actually see the Noble prize, medical equipments , passport and other official documents of Mother Teresa though photography is restricted

The calmness which I felt in the tomb was an experience beyond words and Her room is a must see. You will have to go first floor and take a left to visit the room. Though you are not allowed inside you can see the things in her room and it is extremely hot since you have the kitchen right below the room
Written 23 April 2020
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,863 contributions
“ Hearts to love and hands to serve,”
Oct 2019
“Hearts to love and hands to serve,” said Mother Teresa, and to this day people from all around the world visit the Missionaries of Charity to give love with nothing in return but a peaceful mind and a happy heart. The Mother Teresa House a must-visit for learning the ideologies and taking a closer look at her life style. Adjacent to Samadhi ( i.e. tomb ) of Mother Teresa is a museum that displays the sandals and the drape she wore, the bowl she ate in and also consists of a room display of the place where Mother Teresa worked and slept, left in the same state it was when she was alive.
The house has around 5,000 members of the congregation, commonly known as Sisters who have selflessly devoted their lives to serve the poor and the needy ones. They adhere to the vows of obedience, poverty, chastity and wholeheartedly help to the ones who have been affected by poverty.
The service and kindness of mission people have won many a hearts, and today several branches are running all over the world serving the needy.
Written 8 April 2020
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Aran2005
Utrecht, The Netherlands414 contributions
Special place
Jan 2020
The place is special because it's the place where Mother Theresa lived. You can see her room (not allowed to go inside), the place with the tomb of the Mother and a small museum. In the museum you can see photos and newspaper articles about Mother Theresa. It is a special place, but I expected more...........I don't know why.
Written 23 March 2020
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