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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 842832
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Lots of information, weapons and uniforms. On several levels. Interesting. Not particularly interactive for children, but I know my grandson would have loved to see the kukus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gailyn G
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information, weapons and uniforms. On several levels. Interesting. Not particularly interactive for children, but I know my grandson would have loved to see the kukus knives. £4 entry for 1 - 2 hours.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Museum because I have a mate who was in the RGR and I wanted to get a feel for the background of the regiment. Unassuming building and the guy on the desk has an air of ex-military about him; he kind of barked out a scripted introduction, but was nevertheless welcoming. The tableaux were not bad and... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Not knowing much about Gurkhas apart from Joanne Lumley's fight for their rights. We decided we should visit this museum. We were very impressed with the way it was laid out, the cabinets, the great dioramas and large scale models. There was certainly a lot packed it quite a small space although it was on two floors. We certainly learnt... More 

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Wifey and I made a day trip to Winchester and visited its many museums. The Military Museums are mainly clustered together so if travelling by car, limited free on-site parking is available (get a permit from one of the museum entrances). £4 each for adults to enter this museum, which explains the history of the Ghurkhas through the ages, using... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This museum is full of wax models and models of soldiers and tells you all about the gurkhas during all the wars.

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Thank Ethan E
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We went as my brother has just passed his phase one training in the army and my dad had been talking about the Gurkhas. It was interesting but gruesome as you may expect. History has been preserved and the accounts live on, personally I found it gruesome.

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Thank Heather C
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

A potted history of the Ghurka in a small museum packed with information. Worth a visit especially if you are planning on seeing some of the other Regimental museums on the site.

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Thank Lankylass2013
Westbury,Wilts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Small museum but lots of information clearly set out. Lots of picture and tableaus. I was interested as my father was in Malaya with the Gurkhas in the late 1940s. £2.50 for over 60s. Well worth a visit.

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Thank AngelaM007
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Great little museum. The Gurkhas working there are so polite & helpful. Went with 7, 5 & 2 year olds who found it fascinating & learnt a little about these great soldiers who have fought alongside British troops in many warzones across the years.

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Thank 734Traveller
Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This museum depicts the history of the Gurkha fighting men, yes men, forming various regiments, called from their villages to serve the Crown. Their heroism is depicted on some tableau's and stories of some battles/encounters, but their bravery, loyalty is recorded fittingly in lists of wards from Victoria Cross's to DSM's. If interested in military history you will see first... More 

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