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

Tales from the Mountains

23rd November 2021

Nepal is home to one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world, so it is perhaps unsurprising that Gurkha association with mountaineering runs deep in its veins. View our latest ...

Burns Night at The Gurkha Museum

25th January 2022

Gurkhas have a long history and affiliation with Scotland and Scottish Regiments. From the Storming at the Heights of Dargai, where the Gurkhas and the Gordon Highlanders fought together during the ...

Slim Sahib

02nd December 2021

A virtual lecture on Britain's Greatest Ever General. From May 1920 until his command in Burma, Field Marshal Slim was an Indian Army officer. He was known by the rank and file as Slim Sahib, not ...

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