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The Gurkha Museum

Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
44 1962 842832
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Military Museums
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Oakville, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

A truly interesting glimpse into the life and history of the Gurkha troops. It is terrible in a way with the atrocities of war but still a poignant reminder of the gallantry of the troops.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the best military museum I have been to. Have been here several times with friends, children and family. Always a friendly welcome, with very informative exhibits, showing the history and bravery of the Gurkha regiments. Would always recommend on a tour of Winchester.

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Stavanger, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A wonderful Museum that highlights the history and culture of the Gurkhas, the martial traditions, their homeland-Nepal and the history of the men and regiments of the Gurkhas! A amazing collection of memorabilia, from Kukri knifes to Memorial plaques. Wonderfully set in the English countryside and helpful staff! Very happy to see the memory of the most loyal of the... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lots of interesting facts and pieces of equipment on view about this great regiment of exceedingly brave soldiers who fought for our freedom.

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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