The Burma Star is one of the most commonly found medals in medal groups awarded to Gurkha soldiers. This is due to the participation of every Gurkha regiment and nearly every Gurkha battalion in the Burma campaign during the Second World War. Gurkha soldiers fought across the globe during the conflict and so it is not uncommon to see it paired with the 1939-1945 Star or the Italy Star.
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.