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JEATH War Museum

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Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ehm... well... probably the best way to describe this ‘museum’ is random collection of old stuff. It’s cheap, so no real regret, but is not curated at all and even gets historic facts wrong. The only thing it has going for it is the view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a long tail river taxi to this place, outside of Kanchanaburi city. This museum is run by a temple. Entrance Baht 30. There are 3 sections. The building that houses the 3 sections are set up according to the war conditions housing the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the worst ‘museum’ I have ever been in. They triumphantly announce that is was opened in 1977 and, quite honestly, it looks like it hasn’t been touched since. The ‘museum’ basically consists of a series of faded photographs falling out of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum contains an incredible array/"collection"/accumulation of items from WWII including a Japanese steam train used on the Thai/Burma railway as well as plenty of other displays to do with Thai culture and history as well as many items that don`t "fit" any Thai theme...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn additional facts about the unfortunate Allied prisoners of WWII and how they were worked to death building both the bridge over the river Kwai and all the RR tracks which were used to help their enemies resupply.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SheilaZ51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was stunned by the amount of memorabilia that is housed here, it is truly amazing. Another amazing thing was the history that is all hand painted on the walls, either in the form of murals or as written stories. Great place to see all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admission to the Jeath war museum only costs 40THB (approx £1) so it's hard to complain about anything considering visiting any museum in the UK requires a second mortgage. The museum itself has quite a lot going on from the outset. The entrance way has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kaps89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is an information center providing photos and video which helps show the horrific conditions of the prisoners of war that built the bridge. I wouldn't recommend for young children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lizsV5569MC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is general to the Thai Burma Railway in Kanchanaburi there are in fact three museums referring to the railway One near the river Kwai bridge another by the War graves and another down on Pakprak rdby the entrance to a big Temple It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Butch K
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Kanchanaburi to visit the Bridge over the River Kwai and the death railway. This museum provides some interesting insights. Unfortunately it is a bit tired and needs a facelift. Some of the writing has worn off the walls. The Australian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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admybf
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, the sign gave no more information than can be gained from reading about the bridge on the Internet.
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