Mother House located at 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, is the headquarters of the International Religious Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity and has been ‘home’ to Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity Sisters since February 1953. It is here that Mother lived, prayed, worked and guided her religious family spread across the world. It is from here that she went home to God and it here that her body was laid to rest.

Tomb of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was laid to rest within the premises of the Mother House on 13th September 1997 immediately after the State funeral service held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. The tomb is located on the ground floor of the main building of the Mother House at 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road.

During the visiting hours all pilgrims and tourists are welcome to pay their respects and take time to pray. For many this sacred site is a place of encountering God’s love through Mother Teresa, who truly lived the words of Jesus Christ that are engraved on her tombstone: “LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”


Adjacent to Mother Teresa’s Tomb is a small museum opened in 2005. It provides a glimpse into the life and work of Mother Teresa through a variety of exhibits that include: some of her personal belongings, artifacts used by Mother Teresa, copies of her handwritten letters, news articles, photos, books, a few awards, postal stamps, coins and paintings under the title, ‘Visions of Love’

Visiting Hours: 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon; 3 6 p.m. (remains closed on Thursdays)

Room of Mother Teresa

This is the room in which Mother Teresa worked, rested and from where she left for her heavenly abode on the night of 5th September 1997. The room has been maintained as it was during her lifetime with the bed on which she slept and from which she went home to God, her desk, a table with two benches, a wooden cabinet and the original pictures on the wall, which are now encased for the purpose of preservation.

Visiting Hours: 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (remains closed on Thursdays)

Please note

  1. Entry to Motherhouse to visit Mother Teresa’s tomb does not require any entry fee.
  2. All are welcome straight to the entrance gate (in the by lane) at 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road. The Sisters on duty at the gate and at the tomb will guide you and give you necessary information.
  3. Please avoid mediators who might demand money for offering their services.
  4. Missionaries of Charity do not sell any religious articles. None of the shops or persons that sell religious articles outside Motherhouse is associated or affiliated with Motherhouse or Missionaries of Charity.
  5. Photos and Videos of Sisters, Museum and Mother’s Room are not permitted.