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

Who are the Gurkhas? Tuesday 13 July, 7pm

13th July 2021

Over 200 years of bravery and loyal service to the British Crown. With: Major General Craig Lawrence CBE For over 200 years, Gurkha soldiers, recruited from Nepal, have loyally served this ...

High Risks at Black Four Zero Tuesday 29 June, 7pm

29th June 2021

Experiences of Jungle Operations in the Borneo 'Confrontation' With: Brigadier Bruce Jackman OBE MC An exciting and inspiring story of Gurkhas’ bravery and resilience operating in the most ...

Operation Hell Fire – Tuesday 8 June, 7pm

Brigadier Christopher Bullock OBE MC takes us through a young officer's tale of 'Claret' operations in the undeclared war between Britain and Indonesia in the mid 1960s. These clandestine operations ...

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