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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
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+44 1962 842832
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Colourful and interesting little museum

Visited today and spent an hour or so wandering around reading and seeing the lives of the Gurka soldiers in so many battles and countries. Beautiful displays and loads of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and spent an hour or so wandering around reading and seeing the lives of the Gurka soldiers in so many battles and countries. Beautiful displays and loads of info. Park in the Peninsular complex and use the little cafe by the entrance gates for some sustenance afterwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small museum but very well organised. It was nice to see Gurkha's bravery and contribution to Britain which we have always heard growing up.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of items and information about the history of the Gurkhas, The admittance fee is £4.00/each which we thought was a bit expensive as only a very small museum but I suppose it goes towards the upkeep all the staff appeared to be ex Gurkha soldiers.

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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. The staff were exceptionally polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Good displays, well laid out and telling a fascinating story few of us seem to know. They aree very much a part of the history of this country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is one of my favourite places I visited,the museum is over three floors in general and goes into depth of the history and the background of the Ghurka's and the people themselves..by the time you come out of this place and after spending some time within,,you'll come out with full total respect for these people.

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kerry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went here on a recommendation and found it excellent there is too much to see. Well worth the money which is £2.50 for pensioners

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

By name is Nepalese and the curator was pleased with that. Excellent, informative and interesting museum. I also bought a fab Gurkha cook book

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lots to see once inside, with plenty of war artifacts. This is run by volunteers who are very helpful

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Bunde, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

In May 2016 we visited a number of museums in Winchester and we found the Gurkha museum one of the better ones. It tells you all about their own history and about their role in the British military history. There are a number of real Gurkhas around to guide you.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

As you would expect lots of uniforms, paintings, pictures, weapons and stories of the elite regiment from Nepal who are still serving in the British army.

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