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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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Historic Gurkas

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Thank Sylvia W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank thegrumpyoldgit
Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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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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