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“Some great stuff but lacked information. ”
Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
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USD 134.35*
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Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Ranked #45 of 62 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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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 were very random or had very cluttered exhibits. The museum offers great views of the bridge and also part of the original wooden bridge which you cannot see if you don't visit the museum. Overall, better museums in the area.

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 lived in and the brutality of their treatment was much worse that what the movie showed. The visit was educational and one left with an admiration of the sacrifice that the prisoners made to assure the freedom on mankind.
No photos were allowed in the hut which was recreated for the museum. There is a small movie theater which shows the actual films taken at the camp.

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 the painful memories it generates. The exhibition is largely put together by a small but dedicated group of individuals, with little support from the appropriate authorities and those responsible for its maintenance.
I'm not sufficiently qualified to pass judgement on the accuracy of their comments and therefore will remain silent on the matter.

1  Thank EarlRay60
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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.

Thank mey27
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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.

1  Thank Payanchana C
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