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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 842832
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Very enlightening.

Complete history of the Gurkha soldier. An enlightening and informative experience,well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nigel J
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Complete history of the Gurkha soldier. An enlightening and informative experience,well worth a visit.

Thank Nigel J
Camberley, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gurkhas have been part of the British Army since the late 1800s and have served with distinction during numerous conflicts and campaigns. Although now much smaller in number they still serve alongside British Forces. Initially there were (if I recall correctly) some 20,000 soldiers from Nepal in the Regiment but a number of the Battalions amalgamated into the Indian... More 

Thank nnmercman
Witham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This museum is so interesting and well worth the £2.50 (concessions) entrance fee. You can get to it through the Great Hall which should also be on the list of places to see.

Thank jeanieEssex
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Manage to pack in quite a lot into a small space. Good historical look into Gurkha life and the role they have played in British history.

1 Thank WorcesterLookalike
Stanley, Falkland Islands
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a lovely visit. It was well worth the time, I would recommend if you are in the area that you take the time

Thank Kelpercarol01
Buffalo, New York
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171 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We visited this and many other regimental museums. This was one of the larger museums and was excellent. Spend maybe 2 hours here to take in the full story. Excellent gift shop as well.

Thank travelgirl201077
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Full of interesting things to see, and such friendly staff, and the surroundings where it stands is just full of history worth a visit we went twice on our stay

Thank Irene M
Cobham, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Gurkha are remarkable regiment first in that initially in 1814-1817 they actually fought against the British, secondly that they were and are recruited from a foreign country Nepal, so even though I have seen quite a few regimental museums I thought I would give this a go. Finally that they have 14,000 applicants a year and only accept 240.... More 

1 Thank CharlesGraham79
Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A small museum which brings the impressive history of the Gurkhas to life. They have done so much for us. You feel humbled by their sacrifice and bravery.

1 Thank Lisa F
Rushden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Another great piece of our Military history. Well worth a look. The grounds are very well kept to preserve what was once a impressive barracks.

Thank michael864

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