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The Gurkha Museum

Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
44 1962 842832
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Military Museums
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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum, which, although small, contains a wealth of information on the Gurkha's and their contributions over the years. I found the information surrounding the Victoria Cross particularly interesting.

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Milwaukee
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While the museum is well laid out, it is small. Every display is behind glass. It is self guided and you must read the story of every display. Children might be impatient and board with this museum.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went today after reading reviews here. Well worth going and a real revaluation showing the long tradition of Gurkas fighting alongside the British army all over the world. A worthy testimonial to the devotion and bravery of this extraordinary race. Glad they were on our side!!

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Chipping Ongar, Essex, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I wanted to visit the museum for some time as the Gurkha Welfare Trust is one of the charities I support. The museum must rank as one of the best military museums in the UK and is well worth spending a couple of hours there. The quality of the miniature battle scenes, dotted around the exhibits, are top rate as... More

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Berkshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I travelled to Winchester with my father who is 92 for a visit to the museum as he is a big supporter of the gurkha welfare trust. The museum is very well laid out and the exhibits remind you of what fantastic friends the British have in the gurkha hill people of Nepal. The tales of extraordinary bravery with a... More

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Winchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

You will never get a better chance to see the best of British and Commonwealth in action past and present.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Have been to Peninsula Barracks' museum complex and have to say that the Gurkha Museum is one of the best I've been to. Great exhibits lead you through the history of this famous and feared Regiment of the British Army; if you don't know anything about them then this is the place to go. Have been twice, once with Dad... More

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Fawley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Enjoyable experience and a really interesting walk through history. Well set out with good sight and sound tableaux as well as chronological history.

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Carshalton, Surrey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

One of the best army museums you will ever visit, The history of the Gurkha's unfolds before you and where else will you see so many rare medals I urge you to go visit!

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Essex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Actually, there are about 5 military museums in a very small area, and the Gurkha Museum is one of them. Each museum has a slightly different theme, but they were all very reasonably priced, and even my wife, who was not in the least interested in the military, found them interesting. There are so many places to see and visit... More

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