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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
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+44 1962 842832
10:00 - 17:00
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Gurkha Museum Winchester.

The museum is excellent.Lots of detail and in particular the small models of battles .Staff very friendly & knowledgable. Would certainly visit again when in Winchester. Also it... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is excellent.Lots of detail and in particular the small models of battles .Staff very friendly & knowledgable. Would certainly visit again when in Winchester. Also it is kept very clean

Thank Alan E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Winchester please do visit this museum. We are all aware of the Gurkhas and their service to our Queen and Country but are we really! This museum sets out information concerning their home land together with very detailed exhibits of all the battles they have served in, their tremendous efforts for our Country and also their... More 

Thank Angela T
Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Gives a different perspective on years of association to the British Army - a grossly undervalued contribution by these brave men and their families.

Thank R F
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

My friend and I were in Winchester and visiting other historical places of interest,when luckily we stumbled on this museum. It was packed with many items far to many to explain...sufficient to say do not miss if in the area.

Thank PeterT652014
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Gurkha's are a unique fighting force and it is only fitting that they have their own museum - and what a setting it is within the wonderful Peninsula Barracks complex. The museum is not particularly large but it does pack a punch as it takes you through the full history of the Gurkha's as a fighting force. There are... More 

2 Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Gurkha museum is very cleverly designed to optimise the use of space in telling of the support given to the war efforts by this body of men in many battalions. I visited to learn about 3/9th Gurkhas in Burma and came away very impressed. Well worth a visit and the £4 entry fee. Buy a Gurkha badge to remember... More 

Thank ColinMacmillan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really quaint museum. Cheap to get in. Nothing really for the kids though (it is free for kids). A simple dressing up area, some objects they could touch (everything says do not touch) and a kids quiz for the way round are easy fixes.

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Well worth a visit, interesting and informative . Other museums in walking distance and a lovely setting . Very good value and we will visit again.

Thank Villageoldman
Hythe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited today and spent an hour or so wandering around reading and seeing the lives of the Gurka soldiers in so many battles and countries. Beautiful displays and loads of info. Park in the Peninsular complex and use the little cafe by the entrance gates for some sustenance afterwards.

1 Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but very well organised. It was nice to see Gurkha's bravery and contribution to Britain which we have always heard growing up.

1 Thank Sweta S

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