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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512721
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We visited this Museum before going into the Cemetery. Very interesting to walk around and learn the history with artefacts to look at and reconstructions, also lots of photos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited this Museum before going into the Cemetery. Very interesting to walk around and learn the history with artefacts to look at and reconstructions, also lots of photos and information boards to read. Two floors of displays and very informative. Well worth a visit and opposite the cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You couldn't help but be hit by the emotion. Reading the history of the railway was very moving and thought provoking. Our group were aged from 14 to 50+ and each of us were interested in all the information given. Well worth a visit.

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Poignant, moving, descriptive, and wonderfully organized exhibits. Seeing a POW’s aluminum pot that had been inscribed with more than a dozen Japanese Work Camps within a three-year period was chilling. No visit to Kanchanaburi is complete without going to the Center.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just wish I had longer. Fantastically well done. If in the area it's a must do. Combine with a visit to Hellfire Pass for the best understanding.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a fantastic museum this is. Incredibly interesting to walk around and read about the history of the railway, with artefacts and models that really bring to life the horror of what these prisoners of war went through. A very moving experience . We only had about an hour there as we were part of a group but this felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We spent almost 3 hours here at the Thailand-Burma Railway museum. The information is well presented in clear and understandable ways in both Thai and English. You won't regret the minimal entrance charge coming away with knowledge of the area and the impact that the railway had. I found this place to be more informative that the Death Railway museum... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We would highly recommend doing a tour organised through the meuseum. One of our party's father was a pow and Terry was absolutely wonderful we had a very personalised tour of the thai Burma rail to hellfire pass this was organised to follow where his father had travelled. I really can't rate this high enough the experience was overwhelming and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very impressive, a must see when visiting Kanchanaburi. Museum portraits the black page in the Japanese history in an impressive way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So you came to Kanchanaburi for the bridge, because you've heard of the film, and this museum will put it all into perspective. With dioramas, photos, original films, artefacts and reconstructions, there is plenty there to tell the story of the railway and the men who built it in a way that will stay with you, even if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The founder of this centre should be congratulated. If offers the best overview of the Death Railway to be had anywhere, not just in Kanchanaburi. Those who know little about it will come away much better informed, while those who already know about it will also discover things they weren't aware of before. A drink and a snack are included... More 

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