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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 31 attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: History Museums
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Campo Grande, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There is a (now) touristic train, from that old time, ridding on the Thailand-Burma Railway. On the centre and museum tell a lot about its history.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum was the best we visited for information and the displays are great with a lot of memorabilia, highly recommend visiting this museum if it is the only one you have time for, and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is right next door.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For obvious reasons, one can't really "enjoy" an establishment as this, however, the history represented was objective and very informative about the actual construction of the railway. In comparison, the Hell Fire Pass Museum is a very emotionally different experience as this is more about the human suffering endured. Both are excellent!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a moving and special place to remember our heroes, was quite surprised by how much we were touched by our visit.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This rather small museum gives a detailed overview of the Thailand-Birma Railway tragedy. A must-see for anyone visiting the River Kwai area and its infamous bridge. A visit to this place did me realise that the POW's who were forced to work at this track must have endured hell in its purest form.

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Dahab, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

An excellent museum, a must see, maybe before going to the CWGC cemetery across the road and the river Kwai bridge and the hellfire pass museum further away. It is well laid out and very informative, with personal stories and personal items on display. There is a café on the top floor overlooking the cemetery where you can sit and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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