Plan a Visit to the Gurkha Museum

Namaste and welcome to The Gurkha Museum Trust

Over two floors you will experience over two hundred years of Gurkha history, culture and courage across the globe.

The Gurkha Museum tells the extraordinary story of the relationship between two nations and cultures, and one unique fighting ethos.  At the Museum you will discover stories and objects that are a testament to the Gurkhas’ loyalty, courage and service to the British Crown.

The Gurkha Museum holds 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.

Plan your visit

Lower gallery – explore Nepali customs and culture.  Understand the origins and development of Nepal as a nation and what the British thought when they first encountered Gurkhas on the battlefield.

Upper gallery – follow the timeline of Gurkha service as they enter the global stage supporting Britain through both World Wars, through all 20th and 21st Century conflicts.  Finishing in our beloved Gift Shop.

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: £6.50 | Concessions: £5.00
Children (15 or under accompanied): Free
Serving members of the Brigade of Gurkhas and Members of Brigade of Gurkhas Regimental Associations : Free
Friends of The Gurkha Museum: Free
Group concessions available on request.

Accessibility

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

Latest Events

Courage and Captivity:
The Gurkhas at the Siege of Kut

14th May 2024

108 years ago the British garrison at Kut al Amara surrendered to Turkish forces. Between 5 December 1915 – 29 April 1916, the 6th (Poona) Division, which included the 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha ...

Gurkha Curry Lunch – June 2024

28th June 2024

Winchester Lunch Club Join us for a delicious traditional two course Nepali curry lunch and a complimentary drink. In our grand McDonald Gallery, which houses our unique picture, silver and medal ...

CPD Training with Mr T Does Primary History

04th July 2024

Calling all Primary History Teachers! Winchester's Military Museums are delighted to announce that on July 4th Stuart Tiffany - Mr T Does Primary History - will be on site to deliver a CPD training ...

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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