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War Museum

Wat Chaichumpol, Ban Tai | River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
034 515 203
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Ranked #24 of 32 Attractions in Kanchanaburi
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

interesting museum with an entrance fee of 40 baht. Visitors got to see some war relics of both allied forces and the Japanese forces. Those relics guns, samurai swords and steel-pot helemts. For those did not serve in the military, its gonna be an eye-opener.

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This gets confused with the railway museum which it is not. There is not a lot to see here and I was slightly disappointed. Not worth a second visit. A lot more interesting things to go to in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lots of genuine things from the second world war. Its actually a little different from other war museum i seen, and really worth a visit.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

People confuse this museum with the Burma - Thailand railway museeum next to the cemetery. This one has a bunch of junk that is disorganised and then what looks like random historical events without a common thread. It's right next to the Bridge of River Kwai and I think it lives of that tourists think this one is the Burma... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Although the items on show are beginning to show their age, this is a must see attraction if only to find a little about what happened here during the war and how the Japanese people treated the prisoners. There is a lot of information on hand and the models on show depict what life was like there during the war.... More 

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

so moving to see what happened many years ago and how many people suffered and died to build bridges and fight wars and be involved in the aftermath

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This ‘museum’ next to the bridge has a chaotic and only partly interesting collection of ww2-items together with some very strange other collections like stamps and pictures of beauty queens. The building itself is beautiful but has no air-condition and is bad maintained. The best of our visit was the view on the Bridge from the top floor … Not... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dont waste your time and money. This is effectively a disorganized junk yard who view and representation of history is warped at best, insulting at worst. There are far better museums locally and I would recommend that you visit them instead

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a really great War museum. It cost 120THB or about $AUS dollars to get in. The information was really well presented. Some really good pictures as well. We went to the cemetery first which is free. Worth a look too. Very emotional over all but well worth it. Not too touristy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The museum at the bridge seems to have a lot of stuff that has no bearing on the bridge or railway but seems to have been put there just because it is old.

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