Plan a Visit to 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.

The Gurkha Museum hold regular events and lectures throughout the year that are open for everyone. For more details on our upcoming events visit our What’s On page.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm (last entrance 4.30pm)
Open all year except, Sundays and 24th December to 1st January inclusive.

Entry to the Museum

Adults: £5.00 | Concessions: £4.00
Children (14 or under accompanied): Free
Brigade Members & Service Personnel: Free
Friends of The Gurkha Museum: Free
Group concessions available on request.


Designated accessible parking, step-free access, lift to all floors, stairlift and toilet facilities available.

Latest Events

Winter Exhibition – Through the lens of a Gurkha

05th December 2023

Gurkha soldiers are perhaps best known for their bravery and ferocity in battle. Arguably, their skill in combat is matched by their reputation for professionalism, presentation, and unique ...

Online micro-lecture
The Chindits: Behind Enemy Lines

11th January 2024

We are delighted to deliver this, and our other online lectures, free of charge, however please consider a donation to support the Museum. The Gurkha Museum Trust is a charity that relies on your ...

Burns Night 2024

25th January 2024

Burns Night at The Gurkha Museum returns once again. Gurkhas have a long history and affiliation with Scotland and Scottish Regiments. From the storming at the Heights of Dargai, where the Gurkhas ...

Group Visits

We welcome group visits to the Museum and these can be booked in advance. We are able to offer a discounted rate to visiting groups, and in order to qualify for our discounted rate groups must consist of 10 visitors or more.

Schools & Education

The Gurkha Museum maintains its collections and archives to both preserve them and to ensure they exist as an educational resource for visitors, schools and other educational and outreach groups.

Venue Hire

The McDonald Gallery is a magnificent function room within the Museum. The Gallery houses the Gurkha Museum’s unique and extremely valuable picture, silver, medal and badge collections and as such is an integral part of the Museum display area.

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