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

Off the Battlefield, On the Scene

01st August 2022

Throughout their history Gurkha soldiers have been known for their ferocity in battle and known as ‘The Bravest of the Brave’. However, in the same breath they are also known as the most generous ...

LEGO Explorers @ The Gurkha Museum!

01st August 2022

Calling all LEGO fans… This summer holidays we need intrepid explorers and problem solvers to come and take part in our new interactive LEGO experience. Children will be able to build a LEGO ...

Gurkha Museum After Dark

29th October 2022

This Halloween, join us for a late-night opening and hear ghostly and gruesome tales from 200 years of Gurkha History! Join us if you dare for an evening which starts with a frightening tour of the ...

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