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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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Wonderful museum

Wonderful museum and archive full of interesting things about the Burma death railway and how it was built, the story of the POW's and labourers and what happened after the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Wonderful museum and archive full of interesting things about the Burma death railway and how it was built, the story of the POW's and labourers and what happened after the surrender of the Japanese. Run by an Australian who has spent years researching the WW2 history of the railway. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Please visit the museum before visiting The Bridge (and try and watch the film - The Bridge Over the River Kwai). Amazing historical facts.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Small museum, but very picturesque and informative. You will learn a lot about the WWII, about the railway and the ordeal even if you do not read every article and every explanation. A cafe inside offers beverages and small bites (you get a free coffee or tea with the ticket, which is quite cheep). Souvenirs available for purchase, including the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Yes, I'm ashamed to admit it but WWII never registered for me simply because I wasn't around when it happened and partly because of ignorance. But this museum was an eye opening experience. How the war started, the war camps, why the railroad was built, why it was blew up, and how the war ended. All of it is here,... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a must visit museum. It really helped you understand how it really was through the exhibits and information available.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

if u go to Kanchanaburi, this place should be in ur '' must see '' list for this town. There are guide tour staffs for the museum which is very educational.

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Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is by far the most accurate museum about the WW2 Thai Burma Death Railway. It has exhibits which are informative and artifacts from the original Death Railway. A cafe/ souvenir shop which looks out over the donrak Kanchnaburi War cemetary. If you had Family work on the Railway you can use the research center to find out were they... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Moving museum, very interesting. The information and artwork there gives you a good insight into the Thai-Burma Railway and Hellfire pass.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

From the outside this museum looks fairly small but once inside (for a tiny entrance fee), you realise that there is so much to see and learn here. The museum is very well laid out, with carefully put together exhibits and details of the history. We had already been to Hellfire Pass so obviously a lot of the information was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After a very disappointing visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai, this museum was a welcome difference - showing the efforts and suffering of all that went into building the railway. The exhibits are all of a very good standard and the information boards are well presented. The displays of the personal items of POWs were very moving. The... More 

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