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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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Very well organized.

Very worth the visit to this museum that explains a lot about the building of the death railway... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alan C
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I gained a much fuller understanding of the whole history surrounding the bridge construction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512 721

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly well done museum explaining the history of the railway built by allied prisoners of war during World War 2. Thorough history and exhibits in English and Thai. Stop by the cafe for delicious food or the gift shop for authentic souvenirs.

Thank wandergenie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum to explain the Thailand Burma WW2 railway construction and the atrocities suffered by the allied prisoners in building it. 10,000 allies died and scarily, 90,000 Asians. I didn't know the second bit. It's grounding - you should go if you can.

Thank Char1ieP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was good, provided a lot of information, however was very general and didn't really mention the conditions of the workers there. It was very well organized but the cafe was limited and very expensive for its value. Recommended at a hotel, however not...More

Thank Lya H
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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.