Gurkha Museum


The Gurkha Museum in Winchester is the principal source of history for the Brigade of Gurkhas.

The Museum  tells the story of over 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown, beginning in 1814.

The visitor experience not only covers battles and campaigns, but the culture, religion and social structure of these brave warriors.


Historical painting of Gurkhas in Battle
Historical painting of Gurkhas in Battle

The Gurkha Museum has something to interest people of all ages and is suitable for a family outing. Beside tableaux, dioramas, showcases and panels, it has visual and voice descriptions of the history of Gurkha Regiments, recruiting of soldiers in Nepal as well as the culture of the Gurkha in his homeland.




Gurkha Museum Winchester
Gurkha Museum Winchester

There is also a display commemorating the winners of 26 Victoria Crosses.

The Museum also hosts a series of lectures and special exhibitions about the Brigade of Gurkhas and related subjects. To view the latest programme please visit the Museum website.



Support the Gurkha Museum and enjoy FREE admission

Gurkha Museum logo
Gurkha Museum logo

The Friends of the Gurkha Museum aim to give support to the Museum in every possible way by offering voluntary assistance, by promoting events and by making financial grants for specific projects and acquisitions.





As a Friend you can enjoy as privileges:

  • Free, unlimited, entry to exhibitions at Gurkha Museum
  • Free admission to the Museum and anyone accompanying the Friend may be admitted at half the adult price
  • Reduced payments when attending Lecture Lunches, of which there are usually three a year
  • Annual subscription to the Friends magazine
  • A discretionary 10% discount in the Museum’s shop
  • Discounts and special offers on Museum Events.

Membership starts from as little as £15.00 and directly supports the work of the Museum.


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