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GURKHA RESEARCH & HISTORY

Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas is a unique organisation within todays modern British Army and the Gurkha Museum is the only Museum to record its history.

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THE PATH OF THE GURKHA

Becoming a Gurkha is a matter of great pride. Thousands of young Nepali men apply, but few are accepted.

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GURKHAS TODAY

Today, the Gurkhas remain an important part of the British Army. In recent times, Gurkhas have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Falklands and Gulf Wars.

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NEPALESE LIFE & CULTURE

Nepalese culture, religion, topography and wildlife is covered extensively in the Gurkha Museum, as is the history of the land and people of Nepal. Learn about everyday life in Nepal.

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EXPLORE THE GURKHA MUSEUM


The Gurkha Museum at Winchester tells the moving and unique story of Gurkha service to the British Crown and its people for 200 years. Gurkha graves are spread across the face of the earth in nearly every country in which Britain has fought – silent testament to Gurkha loyalty and courage.
At the Gurkha Museum you will find a fitting tribute to the ‘bravest of the brave most generous of the generous...’ As the Gurkha motto tells

FIND OUT
ABOUT THE LAND
AND CULTURE OF NEPAL


Enter the Museum and learn about Nepal, the land of the Gurkhas. View our online video and absorb Nepalese cultural diversity, religious beliefs, dress and customs.


LEARN
ABOUT THE
HISTORY OF
THE GURKHAS


Understand the awesome horror of the Indian Mutiny and Gurkhas true to their salt fighting at desperate odds to hold India for the Raj. Finally, the 2nd and 3rd Gurkhas break into Delhi, the mutineers citadel.

Learn throughout history and the 2 World Wars of how vital a role the Gurkhas played in securing victory and also what roles they play today in the modern world of warfare.

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