Museum Description

Ground Floor

As you enter, you hear the sound of Nepali music and the first section will show you the background of the Gurkha soldiers who live mostly in the hills and lead a harsh life that makes them one of the best soldiers in the world.

Then you hear the sound of horses galloping, troops marching, artillery pounding with single shot rounds in the background, as you walk through 1815 history displays, 1857 Indian Mutiny, Campaigns in North West Frontier of India followed by First World War. There are displays of uniforms, medals, khukri (Gurkha knife), photographs and military items.

As you come into a larger opening, you hear the tanks rumbling in the Second World War section. Here you also see citations of 10 Gurkhas who won the Victoria Cross, the highest medal for bravery.

Then you pass through the Malayan Emergenecy, Borneo Confrontation, the Falklands War, Anti Illegal Operations in Hong Kong, Gulf War and current UN operations sections. You also see the emotional withdrawal from Hong Kong where Gurkhas were based for over 47 years.

The last section consists of a display of the Nepalese Army who heldped the British Army at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. Then the Nepalese Army manned the military camps in India during WW2 while the Gurkha soldiers went overseas to the frontlines.

First Floor

As you enter, you hear regimental march of the famous Gurkha infantry regiments. Here the displays concentrate on the customs and traditions of each infantry regiment. They are supported by hundreds of photographs of regimental life in the barracks which include sports and family life.

Second Floor

This floor is dedicated to the specialists such as the engineers, signals and transport regiments. There are also others such as the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas, Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force, Gurkha Independent Parachute Company, Gurkha Military Police and Gurkha Dog Company.

A dedicated Indian Army gallery has also been added where there are displays of uniforms, medals, flags and many photographs of those Gorkha Regiments which were part of the British Army before WW2 but now part of the Indian Army.