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The Gurkha Museum



Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS

Tel: +44 (0)1962 842 832

The Gurkha Museum


The Gurkha Museum takes you on a journey of discovery through the history of Gurkhas in British service.

Early on it is the war of 1815 between Britain and Nepal which results in mutual respect rather than hostility and leads to the first Gurghas being enlisted. Their story covers not only their battles and campaigns but the culture and religion of the brave warriors. We see them locked in battle with mutinous sepoys in 1857, then standing guard in India's north west and north east frontiers before being sent half a world away to the trenches of the western front in 1915.

In the 1939-45 World War, 120,000 Gurkhas fought the Japenese in Malaya and Burma and the Germans and Italians in North Africa and Italy.

Immediately after the war Gurkhas fought in Greece, Vietnam and Indonesia before fighting the 12 year long communist insurrection in Malaya. Then followed action in Borneo, Hong Kong, The Falklands and, more recently, East Timor, The Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Displays in the museum cover all these campaigns and more right up to the present day.

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Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs for Hospital A&E into Romsey Road and turn into Peninsula Barracks. SO23 8TS

Public Transport Directions

The Gurhka Museum is in Peninsula Barracks, next to the Great Hall. The railway station at Winchester is a 10 minute walk

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