Cambodia Landmine Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Landmine Museum was founded by ex-child soldier Aki Ra as a way to tell the world about the horrors landmines had inflicted on his native Cambodia. He used the proceeds to clear landmines wherever he could find them. In the process of clearing small, remote villages, he began bringing home wounded and orphaned children. These children lived at the museum for over 10 years. Aki Ra also started Cambodian Self-Help Deming, an NGO that clears landmines. Today, Cambodian Self-Help Demining has cleared 9,361,685 square meters of land and 255 minefields. Please join us at the Cambodia Landmine Museum to learn about the history of landmines and what is being done now in Cambodia to clear them.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • James D
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of a trek, but so worthwhile
    While a shame that this site is now so far out of Siem Reap (about an hour by tuk tuk) it's amazingly worthwhile to see. To hear Aki Ra's story, to see the continuing work he and his team do on a daily basis to clear the landmines and make the land of Cambodia safe for the people who live there. Our tuk tuk driver also took us to a palm sugar maker, and the local market on the way back to town, to get a flavor of life in Cambodia (we didn't want to go to a ton of things, so this was plenty for us)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Liz
    Balwyn, Australia60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive out of SR
    The trip out there was lovely. I’d book a car rather than tuk tuk cause the road out is full of pot holes. The guide was very informative and spoke English very well. Well worth a visit if you have a spare couple of hours
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 17, 2023
  • TravelBee93
    Switzerland331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an important place, don't miss it!
    The museum is nicely done and offers lots of interesting facts and figures about land mines in Cambodia. The story of the founder is just stunning and it's fascinating what he achieved with his engagement. By visiting this museum you not only learn about this important piece of Cambodian history but also support the victims of the land mines so make sure to stop by!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 13, 2023
  • 2202
    202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Humbling experience
    This is a very simple but very emotional museum of what in the very recent past mankind has done to each other, and the legacy left for a population. One man has tried to turn the tide and it is impossible not to be moved by his story and why it was felt necessary to plant many more landmines than the entire population and the economics of making them non lethal. Felt quite humbled after this visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2023
  • Sarah K
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heartbreaking but Important and Inspiring Museum
    Recommend that you prioritize a stop at this museum during your visit to the temples. It is a well organized museum and we found it important to learn about current history in Cambodia as part of our trip. Aki Ra is an inspiring person and his efforts to clean up landmines in Cambodia is truly extraordinary.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Khunsreynin R
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Admiring work from a Cambodian heart
    Aki Ra, who is the founder, is a very inspiring person. I read about him a long time ago and just got the chance to meet him and see the museum. The visit was fascinating especially when there was a short demo on demining. A lot of information about Cambodian history, and we can ask more questions about how Aki Ra came about his vision.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Paul H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guide Hak Hort
    Well worth a visit if only to support the amazing work to clear the many landmines from Cambodia. Our guide around the museum was Hak Hort, Hak is extremely knowledgeable and speaks from his own personal experience. A truly amazing and inspirational guy.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 31, 2024
  • Lucille D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Important and valuable experience
    Although far from the city centre, the journey to the Landmine Museum is worth it (a good occasion to see the surrouding countryside landscapes!). We met Mr Ak Ira, the founder of the museum and charity. Meeting him in person was a true honour and hearing his story was so important to truly understand what happened in Cambodia. It is also very difficult to hear as it is such a heartbreaking story. What Mr Ak Ira is doing for his country is so valuable. It is important to support this museum and the immense work they are doing to make Cambodia mine-free one day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 16, 2024
  • Dianna O
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An informative visit
    The information on display was both interesting and informative. At the entrance, there was background information about the person who had set up the Museum. He has quite a story to tell. We were there for approximately 1.5hours. I was particularly interested to read about some of the children who were injured by landmines and to see what they are doing now.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 13, 2024
  • alisaww
    Missoula, Montana179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthwhile, if out of the way, visit
    We went here with our teen sons as we felt learning about modern history was at least as critical as ancient history. The museum is kind of out of the way, and we arrived in tuk tuk which took a minute. Perhaps take a car. The museum was pretty well done for a shoe string budget. There was a lot about the landmines themselves, which I found less interesting than the information about the history, the demining process, and the work still to be done. However, we were glad we went, and were inspired by one person's dedication to making a difference.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 14, 2024
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Kerry M
Norfolk, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a small museum but has so much information about the past and present situation in Cambodia. We were privileged to have a tour from one of those impacted by the atrocities of the laying of landmines - sorry not to have caught your name but thank you for sharing your story with us and informing us about the history and differences between devices and their origins. You cannot visit the area without visiting this museum.
Written January 25, 2020
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Amelia
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
had Bill guide my groups tour and had a mix of friendly, information and excitement with his stories. he explained all the parts of the landmine projects and then schools and answered every questions we raised making the trip to the museum fun for all. amazing work done by the landmine museum team!
lots of love from rode rage :)
Written January 18, 2020
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maureen r
Montreal, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I first visited this museum out of a sense of duty to honour the tragic events of the area’s recent past. But this little museum is a real life testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Its also an example of how present day Cambodians are building a future that goes beyond its glorious ancient temples, the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge, and the hordes of tourists on Pub street. It’s a must visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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jennifervTRAVELZ
443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My family and I (two teens and husband) visited the Cambodian Landmine Museum on our trip to Cambodia. It's sobering and informative, and I recommend visiting the Apopo Hero Rat center immediately after, to see how they are helping to clear the land mines from Cambodia. It's a small place, with a small gift shop attached, that has very good books at fair prices, and some small souvenirs that helps to support victims of landmines.
Written November 23, 2022
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Kristie M
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A small, intimate museum that packs an emotional punch & not only raises awareness for those tourists willing to truly SEE this country, but continues to help educate its own to facilitate further landmine removal (an estimated 6 million still remain!) as well as house & school the children maimed by landmines or orphaned because of them. Our guide, Kak Hort, is one of those children. Go. Hear his story. Support the school. Donate if you can. You won't be the same after....
Written February 4, 2023
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mgantman
Chicago, IL70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you are visiting Cambodia, this museum is a must stop! Got a tour from Hak Hort, who is a landmine victim and also clears land mines throughout Cambodia. There was no charge for the tour, he just asked for a donation. It really put life in Cambodia and the problems with land mines into perspective. Do not skip over this impactful museum that really does a lot of good for the people of Cambodia!
Written January 14, 2020
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Jan C
Harrisburg, PA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visiting the Landmine Museum offers a glimpse into the dark history of Cambodia in my lifetime--and what our group called the "ecumenical" culpability of human inhumanity to other humans. Our guide, Haik, shared his personal story of tragedy along with the gift of Aki Ra's work to provide for victims of landmines, truly a gift to us and to to his community. Our group left reflecting with one another. I left committed to share the story of what I saw. This is an important must-see experience.
Written March 7, 2023
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Lindsay
Carrboro, NC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I booked a visit to the Landmine Museum as part of a group experience. My group was incredibly moved by the personal stories from volunteer guides and the important stories told in this place. While difficult subject matter, our group found this stop on our tour an important part of the overall experience. The facilities are small but the stories are huge. This is an educational experience worth the short drive just outside the city to learn more.
Written February 22, 2023
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Lucille D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Although far from the city centre, the journey to the Landmine Museum is worth it (a good occasion to see the surrouding countryside landscapes!). We met Mr Ak Ira, the founder of the museum and charity. Meeting him in person was a true honour and hearing his story was so important to truly understand what happened in Cambodia. It is also very difficult to hear as it is such a heartbreaking story. What Mr Ak Ira is doing for his country is so valuable. It is important to support this museum and the immense work they are doing to make Cambodia mine-free one day.
Written February 17, 2024
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SLC
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This museum highlights the continuing problem of the millions of landmines which are slowly being cleared in Cambodia. Whilst some of the exhibits are simple or dated, the displays are very effective in reflecting the massive scale of the problem. The centre supports two charities, one for victims of landmines and another which is slowly clearing the remaining munitions.
Written March 25, 2022
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