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The Gurkha Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP, England
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Small but highly informative

Gives a different perspective on years of association to the British Army - a grossly undervalued contribution by these brave men and their families.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives a different perspective on years of association to the British Army - a grossly undervalued contribution by these brave men and their families.

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Thank R F
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were in Winchester and visiting other historical places of interest,when luckily we stumbled on this museum. It was packed with many items far to many to explain...sufficient to say do not miss if in the area.

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Thank PeterT652014
St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gurkha's are a unique fighting force and it is only fitting that they have their own museum - and what a setting it is within the wonderful Peninsula Barracks complex. The museum is not particularly large but it does pack a punch as it takes you through the full history of the Gurkha's as a fighting force. There are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gurkha museum is very cleverly designed to optimise the use of space in telling of the support given to the war efforts by this body of men in many battalions. I visited to learn about 3/9th Gurkhas in Burma and came away very impressed. Well worth a visit and the £4 entry fee. Buy a Gurkha badge to remember... More 

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Thank ColinMacmillan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really quaint museum. Cheap to get in. Nothing really for the kids though (it is free for kids). A simple dressing up area, some objects they could touch (everything says do not touch) and a kids quiz for the way round are easy fixes.

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Thank Julie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Well worth a visit, interesting and informative . Other museums in walking distance and a lovely setting . Very good value and we will visit again.

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Thank Villageoldman
Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited today and spent an hour or so wandering around reading and seeing the lives of the Gurka soldiers in so many battles and countries. Beautiful displays and loads of info. Park in the Peninsular complex and use the little cafe by the entrance gates for some sustenance afterwards.

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Thank Susan B
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but very well organised. It was nice to see Gurkha's bravery and contribution to Britain which we have always heard growing up.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Lots of items and information about the history of the Gurkhas, The admittance fee is £4.00/each which we thought was a bit expensive as only a very small museum but I suppose it goes towards the upkeep all the staff appeared to be ex Gurkha soldiers.

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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. The staff were exceptionally polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Good displays, well laid out and telling a fascinating story few of us seem to know. They aree very much a part of the history of this country.

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