Gurkha Memorial Museum

Gurkha Memorial Museum, Pokhara

Gurkha Memorial Museum
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Nov. 2019
The Gurkha Memorial Museum's main theme has to do with the history behind the military efforts in Nepal. The Nepal Gurkha soldiers are part of the British Military for many years and it has been reported that the Gurkha soldiers are some of the fiercest fighters in battle. The museum has a collection of all sorts of historic Military items - guns, rifles, uniforms, the famous Gurka knives and many photographs of places where the Gurkha soldiers had served. Quite interesting history of this military force from the past to the present day.
Note: The Museum has signs posted inside that says: "NO Photos Allowed". However, Photos outside the Museum building is OK.
Written 7 May 2020
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David S
Pokhara, Nepal21 contributions
Oct. 2019
A famous place and I suppose the only museum that has treasured the history of Gorkha forces(militant groups). If you are interested to know a brief history of Gurkhas, worth visiting.
Written 19 April 2020
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acton28
Manchester, UK379 contributions
Feb. 2020
Before doing so I took in the sights of Pokhara, a bat cave and the Gurkha Memorial Trust. Since joining the British Army in 1815, after showing valour in the battlefield against the British, the Gurkhas have enjoyed great connection with Britain and India. The museum itself was alike almost every museum and trust collection, with cabinets of medals, regalia and factsheets. Photos of hundreds of faces, stories and campaign information could be found throughout the large building. I was welcomed by two former Gurkha soldiers in full uniform and shown to the ticket desk, then set free to enjoy the words of regimental life, the sounds and read about Victoria Cross winners. A history sheet was handed to me and I spent a good couple of hours perusing the displays. I had passed the museum by chance, and prior to walking to Bat Cave in the direction of Mahendra Cave not even know there to be such a museum. I did not expect to be so detailed and well-constructed. The passion of many had created their space to inform, educate and celebrate. Here I learned the name Gurkha comes from the hill of Gorkha, and not from a specific race of people. Better to die than be a coward, is the Gurkha motto. Their history attains to that. Long may they have the welfare and care of those who respect them.
Written 8 April 2020
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Hong Kong, China3,915 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
This museum is not the most attractive but has an absolute wealth of information and artefacts which would make it an essential visit for anyone with even the slightest interest in Nepali, British, Indian or general military history. My girlfriend and I found it to be genuinely fascinating. It is a little way out of the way but definitely worth it.
Written 29 January 2020
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sahil24
67 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Spread in 3 floors, this museum showcases the history of gurkha regiment. Their uniforms, medals, weapons and all communication instruments used by them during history.
The entry ticket was of 150npr and camera ticket at 20npr. Seeing that the place was well maintained and informative, its a money well spent. It takes nearly a hour to visit the entire mueseum if you do not rush. Overall recommended.
Written 17 January 2020
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stargirl04
Crewe, UK96 contributions
Dec. 2019
The museum has lots of artifacts explaining the role & service records of the Gurkha soldiers from the start until the current day.
Individual stories of heroism & how so many Gurkha Soldiers received Victoria Crosses were humbling & thought provoking.
It is well worth a visit if only to appreciate how much we owe the Gurkhas for their service alongside our British Troops.
Written 27 December 2019
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RogerWPR52
London, UK26 contributions
Nov. 2019
Knew a bit about the wonderful Gurkhas when I arrived, knew a great more when I left. Moving experience seeing their history and valour in war.
Written 14 December 2019
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Khun Lee
Bangkok, Thailand108 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Well worth a stop for history and context of the Gurkhas from the beginnings to the present day. Stories of their hardiness in conflicts around the world and how they serviced the British and Indians. Interesting display of uniforms, weapons, and photographs of Gurkhas in combat. Three floors. A small gift shop.
Written 10 December 2019
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Daniele M
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands74 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Nothing extraordinary should be expected out of this museum, apart from the dedication and the passion of both the Gurkha special corp and the people who set it up. Interesting to get accompanied by the music of their traditional instrument on the ground floor, and learn about the loyalty of Gurkha as well as the amount of places on Earth they've been deployed in their history.
Written 10 December 2019
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BP P
Kathmandu, Nepal6 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Family
We had enjoyed it with family trip.We could see different tools used by gurkas soldiers.The is a cannon infront of the gate.I suggest you to visit it too.
Written 7 December 2019
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