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JEATH War Museum

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Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gerald B
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit as it only costs £2 (80baht ) but not much more info here than the one in the town.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mey27
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Most of the collection was from flea market and totally wrong period. ex. gulf war era canteen displayed as a Japanese canteen. If you here for the education look somewhere else.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Payanchana C
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This museum is a little out-dated but it is very cheap to get in so may be worth a visit to see the Bridge over the River Kwai from another angle. Quite a lot of information on the construction of the railway line and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ReneeHW
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible place which really brings it home to you the extent of the tragic loss of life that occurred during this period of relatively recent history. I loved the headset as you get a guided tour in your own language interspersed with anecdotes from survivors....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tracianny
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Dark, dingy, dusty and cramped. If you have time to kill, go ahead but don’t go out of your way for this place. It does, however, have a good elevated view of the river and the bridge. You can climb a short tower and they...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Isabelkq
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this Death Railway museum because it was the one included in our day trip to the River Kwai. As indicated in other reviews it is well past its best. Quite run down really. We understand the historical linkage it had back to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 14 March 2018

As you walk through a few huts you will find some very old and yellowing photos from the building of the bridge on the River Kwai and the death railroad. There is another hut with some old weapons from the era. I think most organized...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank robert k
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Lots of things to see, some obscure things too! well worth a visit. Lots of old pictures of the war which were interesting to see.

Date of experience: February 2018
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2 January 2017|
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.