The conflict often referred to as the Indian Mutiny or Indian Rebellion proved to be highly formative for both the British Indian Army as a whole and its Gurkha units. After the rebellion had been finally put down in 1859, a medal was struck in order to recognise the service of soldiers during the campaign, as well as those who had borne arms or been under fire but who were not serving soldiers, such as members of the Indian civil service. Its five clasps; Delhi, Defence of Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow, and Central India, reflect the progression of the campaign away from Delhi into the plains of Central India, where both Gurkha and Nepalese military troops assisted in the fighting.
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.