Gifted to the Museum by 7th Gurkha Rifles Regimental Association
The position of Gurkha Major has historically been one of the highest if not the highest position a Gurkha soldier could attain whilst serving with the Indian or British armies. Given to soldiers of long experience, who had already served with distinction in other Non-comissioned ranks, the role served as a bridge between the needs and concerns of the Gurkha soldiers in a battalion or regiment, and the British officers commanding them. As such the position commanded and still commands great respect from officers and men alike.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.