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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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Well laid out and presented information that has been accurately researched. Good models and audio-visual presentation. Should be seen first before the Bridge or other railway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Well laid out and presented information that has been accurately researched. Good models and audio-visual presentation. Should be seen first before the Bridge or other railway locations.

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Jaffna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is one of the WW II memorials around Kanchanaburi. It gives a feel of the PoWs and explaing the stages of the Death Railway. It is just next to the war cemetry so tourist can have a better access, accommodation, food and drinks.

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Marshall, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

On a day-trip from Bangkok, we stopped for a walk across the (rebuilt with steel) Bridge over the River Kwai. After a bite of lunch, we also toured the museum which detailed the building of the railway, the soldiers and other men who slaved to build it and the story of their ordeal. It's an inexpensive museum and is right... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It really was informative. We really didn't realize the hardship and death toll it took to build this railway. Very aptly named. It is a small museum but very well done, lots of pictures, artifacts and scale models.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Spent about 45 minutes going through the exhibits at this museum before visiting the Bridge on the River Kwai. It provided a good historical overview, and provided some great context into how the Thailand-Burma Railway was constructed by the Japanese during World War II using POW's. The museum provides different ways to explain the railway's construction that includes scale models,... More 

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oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm not a huge museum person (only spent 2 hours in the Louvre!) but I loved this one. It is so well done. Lots of information presented. Learned a lot even though I was already familiar with what took place here. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Do the HF Pass Museum first and this museum afterwards. Not expensive and runs over a couple of floors. We also visited the POW cemetery which is next door to the museum. All sights and museums here relating to the 2nd WW and the Japanese troops and the building of the Thai/Burma railway tells a terrible tale of death and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Located next to the main cemetery, this railway centre (museum) has some excellent visuals that tell the story of the building of the railway and the conditions that the POWs lived under during this time. I found it to be very interesting and educational. It was sad to read about these stories; however, I am so glad I took the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a very interesting museum showing the history of the people who died building the railway between Burma and Thailand. It certainly peaked my interest and I will be renting a couple of movies about this when I am home.

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There was a large room with detailed poster descriptions of the building of tne railway but tiring to tead. Much more interesting was tne rief video which said it all.

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