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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512 721
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Well worth the entry fee

This museum lays out a clear narrative of the building of the Thai-Burma railway. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guy L
Ottawa, Canada
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Must see museum

This is an amazing museum where you can usefully spend 2 hours. Great videos, pictures as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512 721

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum lays out a clear narrative of the building of the Thai-Burma railway. The displays are well curated and very well explained. You can spend about an hour here and it’s right next to the cemetery. Very informative.

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum where you can usefully spend 2 hours. Great videos, pictures as well as artefacts and storyboards. Gives you a great understanding of what happened. Should be required visit for all children, esp Japanese!

Thank LymingtonSailorman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located next to the British/Australian cemetery in Kanchanaburi where the honored servicemen who suffered and died on the "Death Railway" rest, and a short walk from the rail station, this is a must-see. If you saw the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" you may...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Very worth the visit to this museum that explains a lot about the building of the death railway. Entrance fee was 140 bhat and a free coffee that can be enjoyed at the 1st floor cafeteria where they have also delicious pastry and a view...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I gained a much fuller understanding of the whole history surrounding the bridge construction. Visit the bridge itself after the museum. The JEATH museum close to the bridge is also interesting, if more eclectic.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Had the pleasure of meeting Rod Beattie many years ago thanks to English couple l had met at at hotel in Bangkok were we all staying at. Spent the day with them and Rod on a private tour of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass, and...More

Thank petergab10
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Really worth a visit before you go to the birdge as it gives a really good overview of the whole history.

Thank FrGBJules
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

What an outstanding museum and staff. The museum is dedicated to remembering all (Prisoners of War as well as labourers) who built the Thai-Burma Railway under the Japanese dying World War II. It is informative with video, photos, information boards and relics! The staff here...More

Thank 2001Atlas10
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a must see when in Kanchanaburi, Very interesting and informative for anyone interested in history. Make sure you search out all the different rooms and areas. lots of artifacts interesting things to see including a real part of the original bridge. Allow a...More

Thank kevin e
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you’ve travelled to the River Kwai, and seen the War Cemetery where lie seven thousand prisoners of war who were used as slave labour by the Japanese to build the Thai-Burma Death Railway, don’t miss this museum, a very short walk from the cemetery....More

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Billy S
30 January 2017|
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Response from Shalliday92 | Reviewed this property |
You don't get the train, its in the town centre. From what i remember it was maybe $3 entrance but is worth it
Kiff M
19 January 2015|
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Response from LeedsPinklady | Reviewed this property |
sorry can't help you as it was a tour and we went to various places first.