Gurkha Memorial Museum
Gurkha Memorial Museum
4.5

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sahil24
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Spread in 3 floors, this museum showcases the history of gurkha regiment. Their uniforms, medals, weapons and all communication instruments used by them during history.
The entry ticket was of 150npr and camera ticket at 20npr. Seeing that the place was well maintained and informative, its a money well spent. It takes nearly a hour to visit the entire mueseum if you do not rush. Overall recommended.
Written January 17, 2020
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Hong Kong, China4,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum is not the most attractive but has an absolute wealth of information and artefacts which would make it an essential visit for anyone with even the slightest interest in Nepali, British, Indian or general military history. My girlfriend and I found it to be genuinely fascinating. It is a little way out of the way but definitely worth it.
Written January 29, 2020
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Tcollins691
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The story of the Gurkhas is one littered with heroism, bravery and utter professionalism. I am proud to now serve with them and the museum grants a wonderful insight into their history and individual stories. I may be buying a brick in the very near future!
Written October 22, 2013
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Nicki P
Worcester, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I knew the Gurkhas were brilliant but this showed us so much more. They really are an amazing lot. The museum was excellent, and thought-provoking.
Written December 5, 2019
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Heartsutra
England270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this incredible museum...we met a retired Gurkha soldier and he gave a talk. It was interesting to see the photo’s and memorabilia on show. The Gurkha’s are loyal,brave and dependable soldiers.
Written March 24, 2019
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
On 13th Nov .when it was clear that due to unclear weather conditions I could not enjoy my ultra light flight , we decided to visit Gurkha Museum . The museum was housed in a three storeyed building . Each floor was dedicated to a special cause and motto “ It is better to die than be a coward “ dearer to the Gurkha army .

The Gurkha Museum preserved and demonstrates the documents regarding the service of Gurkha soldiers to the British Crown , since 1815 . It was first established at Queen Elizabeth Barracks , Church Crookham and was officially opened by Field Marshal Lord Harding on 21st June 1974 . But as it needed a larger and more permanent premises , in April 1989 the museum at Church Crookham was closed and the transfer of the artefacts to Winchester began . Field Marshal Lord Bramall officially opened the relocated museum on 16 July 1990 . in 1994 , a Gurkha Museum was established at a temporary site in Kathmandu , which was moved to Pokhara in 2005 when Commander Colonel Peter Sharland gave leased land outside of Pokhara to the Gurkha Museum .

The first floor greeted us with the music of regimental march of the famous Gurkha infantry regiments . We learnt about the lives the people living in the Gorkha district and the customs , history and tradition of each infantry regiment . There were hundreds of photographs of regimental life in the barracks . The second floor displayed the uniforms of different personnel of the Gurkhas . Engineers, Signals and Transport regiments were commemorated on the third floor . The memorabilia of the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas , Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force , Gurkha Dog Company , Gurkha Independent Parachute Company and Gurkha Military Police were also displayed here .

A dedicated Indian Army gallery has also been added where there are displays of uniforms, medals, flags and many photographs of those Gorkha Regiments which were part of the British Army before WW2 but now part of the Indian Army .

We learnt that out of 1,20,000 Gurkhas deployed to the front in the World War II , 20,000 lost their lives .
Details of the 13 Gurkha Victoria Cross winners , the highest bravery medal with their citations brought goose bumps to us .

From the souvenir shop in the museum , we purchased Kothimura Khukri (Gurkha knife with cover in silver for presentation purpose) and “ First In Last Out “ book by J P Cross .
Entry fee : Nepali : Rs 30 , Non-Nepali : Rs 200 , SAARC member : Rs 100

Opening Hours : Sunday to Saturday : 0800 to 1630 .
Written December 17, 2018
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acton28
Manchester, UK380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Before doing so I took in the sights of Pokhara, a bat cave and the Gurkha Memorial Trust. Since joining the British Army in 1815, after showing valour in the battlefield against the British, the Gurkhas have enjoyed great connection with Britain and India. The museum itself was alike almost every museum and trust collection, with cabinets of medals, regalia and factsheets. Photos of hundreds of faces, stories and campaign information could be found throughout the large building. I was welcomed by two former Gurkha soldiers in full uniform and shown to the ticket desk, then set free to enjoy the words of regimental life, the sounds and read about Victoria Cross winners. A history sheet was handed to me and I spent a good couple of hours perusing the displays. I had passed the museum by chance, and prior to walking to Bat Cave in the direction of Mahendra Cave not even know there to be such a museum. I did not expect to be so detailed and well-constructed. The passion of many had created their space to inform, educate and celebrate. Here I learned the name Gurkha comes from the hill of Gorkha, and not from a specific race of people. Better to die than be a coward, is the Gurkha motto. Their history attains to that. Long may they have the welfare and care of those who respect them.
Written April 8, 2020
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Daniele M
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Nothing extraordinary should be expected out of this museum, apart from the dedication and the passion of both the Gurkha special corp and the people who set it up. Interesting to get accompanied by the music of their traditional instrument on the ground floor, and learn about the loyalty of Gurkha as well as the amount of places on Earth they've been deployed in their history.
Written December 10, 2019
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Alan.sco
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great museum to give you an understanding of the history and sacrifice of the Gurkhas. Lots of photos and memorabilia spread over three floors.
Written March 31, 2019
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rainbow003
Deal, UK107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Spent about an hour here. lots of history with static photos and stories and a couple of videos.
More on recruitment and selection would have been interesting and the short exhibit re earthquake help very interesting and would be better if expanded. So closely linked to uk military history a visit essential then a great but fairly long walk back down to lakeside via the old bizarre and more modern non tourist Pokhara
Written March 22, 2019
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