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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512721
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: History Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I had the opportunity to do the tour while in Thailand. We went to all the major locations that are significant for an Aussie to see the life and the troubles that our ancestors had to deal with. The Railway Centre was a big part of seeing that history. The most emotional locations where the cutting and the bridge over... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If your are visiting Kanchanaburi in Thailand, then this is a must see. It is located next to the War Cemetery, also so a must see if you are an Aussie. The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is an interactive museum, research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Open daily cost 120THB. Only down side to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are coming to Kanchanaburi it's more than likely that you are here to learn about and honour those who perished on the Thai-Burma Railway. Start your visit here for a comprehensive overview and then head to the Allied War Cemetery opposite. Dioramas, model displays and lots of reading.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Adjacent to the Kanchanaburi Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, this centre is operated by committed individuals who know their business. Excellent two storey museum with many artifacts from the railway and Hellfire Pass localities.and provides an honest outline of the Thai-Burma Railway saga and the POW's during WWII. Do not miss this if you are in the area or have had... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I thought that this was a very well presented and informative museum. It is a little more costly than the other museums that I visited - 120THB - but worth it I think. There are some rather graphic scenes and displays however, this contributes to the impact that the information boards have on you. There is loads to see and... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Previous reviews have suggested that this museum is a must-see if you are in Kanchanaburi, but I would suggest that a combination of this and the (relatively) close but unrelated memorial at Hellfire Pass are reason enough to come to Kanchanaburi in the first place. The museum is very thoughtfully laid out, with the fruits of a great deal of... More

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Jimboomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This centre really shows the awful conditons prisoners were subjected to during the building of this railway. We shoud be forever grateful for the thousands of men who worked ther and they many who died there. We came away completely awed, Lest We Forget!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

See what our boys did for us and thank our lucky stars they did what they did. Well put together must do

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was quite well set out. Lots of reading and it is very informative. It has models and real stuff that has been found so if a quick look is all you have time for you still get to experience a whole lot.

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Newbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you are in Kanchanaburi, this museum is a must see. It's very informative and also, very moving as there are many personal artefacts included in the exhibits. You can tell that a lot of time and research has gone into this place. It's really amazing to read about what happened to the POWs and Asian labourers during the building... More

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