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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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We have always been interested in the Gurkha's and learned a great deal about them from this Museum. Absolutely fascinating, wonderful people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia W
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always been interested in the Gurkha's and learned a great deal about them from this Museum. Absolutely fascinating, wonderful people.

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Thank Sylvia W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "bravest of the brave" doesn't get used lightly or often but these guys deserve the accolade. There are a relatively high number of Gurkhas with a Victoria to prove it too. Joanne Lumley's help in the media has secured a rightful position in UK society unlike some I could mention here! The dioramas or little 3D scenarios set up... More 

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Thank thegrumpyoldgit
Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dated, not very interesting. I like museums but this one did not impressed me. Not worth to see - unless you are very interested in Ghurkha's. For me - big disappointment.

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Thank Agn_Gru
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently in an official capacity to see the 200 years of service exhibition. There is an ever growing display of medals, and badges on display uniforms etc. You may get help from very willing and knowledge able staff if you have any queries.

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Thank davidmclean2016
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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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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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