Discover the Unique Story of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Located in Peninsula Barracks in Winchester The Gurkha Museum takes you on a journey through Gurkha history, beginning with their origins in Nepal and the moment in 1815 when Gurkhas were first enlisted to fight for Britain. The extraordinary stories on display and housed in our archives cover not only the battles and campaigns but the culture and religion of the homeland of this unique fighting force. 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 1914 and The Falkland Islands in the early 1980s.

Through its collections and archives the Museum represents over 200 years of a unique and historic relationship, one that continues to this day, with the annual recruitment of Gurkhas from Nepal continuing to be vital for Britain’s Armed Forces.

What's on at The Gurkha Museum

Gurkha Curry Lunch

30th September 2022

Join us, on the last Friday of every month, for a superb authentic two course Nepalese curry lunch, cooked by our chef Bindhya Gurung. Arrival is at 12.30pm for a 1pm sit down lunch. A cash/card ...

Book Launch – The Chakrata Incident, by Neville Sarony

06th May 2022

Join us on Friday 6 May from 6pm for drinks and tipan tapan at the launch of author and ex-Gurkha Officer Neville Sarony's latest novel; The Chakrata Incident. The evening will begin with a lecture ...

Khukuris and Rifles

28th March 2022

A virtual lecture on the Indian mutiny and the Siege of Delhi Over 150 years on, the Siege of Delhi still stands out as one of the key battles of the Indian Mutiny. Initially captured by rebel ...

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