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The Gurkha Museum

Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
44 1962 842832
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My father fought alongside the Gurkhas in WWII and said he always valued them and wouldn't be in the field without them. So a museum I was really pleased to find. It is full of their history and the staff so helpful when I didn't have all the information required. They went out of their way to help me. I... More 

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stowmarket
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

a great little museum well set out with plenty of information and exhibits it was also great to see how proud the staff were of their museum a must visit for anyone interested in military history

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I feel that there is a great deal of respect for and interest in the brave men of Nepal who have for centuries fought for the British Army in the Gurkha regiments. Therefore I was a little disappointed on visiting the museum as I did not feel that I had learnt much about their culture and homeland. A lot of... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The history of the Gurkha Rifles is shown in great detail in this museum. The small entrance fee is definitely worth it. There's some history of Nepal, and then the story of how the Gurkhas and British started out as opponents, but quickly became friends. Gurkhas have been fighting alongside the British since the 19th century! I knew a bit... More 

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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was intrigued to learn how the Gurkhas came to be part of the British Army. There are some wonderful accolades to these fearless warriors.

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Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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14 helpful votes 14 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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