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

*Fully Booked* Lecture and Curry Lunch – Slim Sahib

18th June 2021

Slim Sahib – The early career of the Greatest British Gurkha Officer.  From May 1920 until his command in Burma, Field Marshal Slim was an Indian Army officer. He was known by the rank and file ...

*Fully Booked* Lecture and Curry Lunch – Slim Sahib

04th June 2021

Slim Sahib - The early career of the Greatest British Gurkha Officer.  From May 1920 until his command in Burma, Field Marshal Slim was an Indian Army officer. He was known by the rank and file ...

Uncle Bill – Field Marshal ‘Bill Slim’ and his leadership legacy

22nd February 2021

Field Marshal William Slim is best known for commanding Fourteenth Army in Burma during the Second World War. He inherited a disastrous situation which, with pragmatic skills and quiet ...

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