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JEATH War Museum

Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good21%
  • Average35%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible13%
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“small museum” (22 reviews)
“thai history” (7 reviews)
“pow camp” (9 reviews)
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Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 511 263
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not to be confused with the WW2/JEATH mueseum close to the River Kwai Bridge, this mueseum is on the other side of town, just called the JEATH mueseum. We came across it in the Lonely Planet guide and decided to take the long walk there....More

Thank Leccy_26_
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome to the Museum which contains various artefacts from the period of the construction of the 'Death Railway' I believe some of the exhibits, labelled as being used during this period are post war. It's worth a quick 30 minute visit but not...More

Thank noosajo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was nice with a lot of historical items from the second world war. We spent there around one hour learning about the japanese construction of the bridge and other events. Pay a visit if you can.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this attraction because I did t know very much at all about WE2 in this part of the world. This museum has many pictures of activities in the war camps. These were interesting and eye-opening because it showed how these POWs lives and...More

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum has seen better days. Old and tired, the exhibits are in poor condition and there was only one other person in the musuem and he was a local artisan trying to sell his crafts. If time is short, feel free to skip this...More

Thank County-Hunter
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is a small, simple museum that was established to showcase a collection of various items connected to the building of the Death Railway during World War II. The bamboo hut has a collection of fading but hauting photographs of prisoners held captive by the...More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Don't expect a large museum. The place is small but filled with history, especially the II world war in these parts. The various typewriter exhibits were nice and so was the train compartment, converted into a jail. You feel a sense of pathos when you...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We visited looking to gain more info about the death railway. The museums architecture was stunning and it had lots of weapons and vehicles etc from the construction of the railway. However, there was little information about the death railway and sections of the museum...More

1  Thank emily s
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The museum is a small one and consists of the recreation of a POW camp, a watch tower, and some relics of the era. The movie "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" is a Hollywood version of the actual camp. The conditions that the prisoners...More

Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Looking at the comments from recent contributors, it's clear the museum may have fallen short of expectations. That said, it's worth noting the story and history of this aspect of the war is largely not discussed by those who experienced it first hand because of...More

1  Thank EarlRay60
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admybf
2 January 2017|
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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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