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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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A Pleasure to learn so much about brave people

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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