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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 842832
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The Gurkha are remarkable regiment first in that initially in 1814-1817 they actually fought against the British, secondly that they were and are recruited from a foreign country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Gurkha are remarkable regiment first in that initially in 1814-1817 they actually fought against the British, secondly that they were and are recruited from a foreign country Nepal, so even though I have seen quite a few regimental museums I thought I would give this a go. Finally that they have 14,000 applicants a year and only accept 240.... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small museum which brings the impressive history of the Gurkhas to life. They have done so much for us. You feel humbled by their sacrifice and bravery.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Another great piece of our Military history. Well worth a look. The grounds are very well kept to preserve what was once a impressive barracks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very informative about these brave soldiers from their original beginnings in Burma, the different tribes, and the way they evolved in the British Army. Whole section on all the VCs they have one. Dioramas were very good as well

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very interesting museum. They should advertise more, I didn't know it was there until someone told me but I found it well done and recommend it.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited yesterday with 2 grandsons and they (and we) loved it. The staff were splendid and kind. The displays were full of excitement and adventure and even if the history was a bit beyond them, they certainly came away impressed with the Gurkhas' fighting spirit! Family connections cropped up too as my husband spotted a photograph of the officers'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Gurkha museum is quite small & simple but explains the history & stories of these amazing people in a very moving & wonderful way

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Spent about 2 hours wandering through this museum, very interesting learning about the history of the Gurkhas and their culture, something I didn't previously know much about. We had originally intended to go to the other military museums in the nearby buildings but unfortunately ran out of time. Definitely recommended.

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Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the military museums in Winchester; the first one we visited was the gurkas, we found this to be very informative with many displays and friendly staff, aswell as a good sized shop. The museum also has other museums to look around in the complex.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a fantastic surprise that I found in Winchester. It is full of all sorts of models, photo's, painting and life sized displays. all depicting the 200 year history of this proud fighting force. From the battle with the East India Company in 1815 through to present day action. It is full of individual accounts and there citations for... More 

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