The Gurkha Museum: Fifty years of curating Gurkha heritage – Summer Exhibition 2024

Celebrating our golden anniversary  

The Gurkha Museum opened its doors in Winchester in July 1990 yet its history traces back much further. 2024 marks fifty years since The Gurkha Museum opened its doors originally in Church Crookham. Six curators, thousands of collections and one relocation later, we reflect on the last half a century of collecting, promoting and curating Gurkha heritage. 

Half a century of history within the Brigade 

Since the Museum opened in 1974, Gurkhas have seen active service around the world. Fighting for the Falkland Islands, action in Afghanistan and relief work during the 2015 Nepal earthquake, this exhibition will also shine a light on the impressive contribution modern Gurkhas have given over the last fifty years. 

Looking to the future

As we use this exhibition as an opportunity to reflect on the successes from the last fifty years, we also look forward to the next fifty. Project Kaida is the name of the ambitious project to redevelop The Gurkha Museum. Find out more about how we plan on spending the next fifty years in Winchester here.

Visiting the exhibition

The exhibition will be open throughout August in The McDonald Gallery and will be free to view with every admission to the Museum. Entry is free for serving members of the Brigade of Gurkhas. Ticket prices and accessibility information can be found here.


Start Date: 01st August 2024

End Date: 31st August 2024

Cost: FREE with Museum entry


The Gurkha Museum
Peninsula Barracks
SO23 8TP

Phone: 01962 842832

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