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.Read More
THE PATH OF THE GURKHA
Becoming a Gurkha is a matter of great pride. Thousands of young Nepali men apply, but few are accepted.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.
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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