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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 512 721
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Best museum I've ever been to

After the disappointment of finding the Hellfire Pass museum closed when we visited on New Year's Eve, it was a great relief to find this museum open on New Year's Day! I have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
DonnaMc2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After the disappointment of finding the Hellfire Pass museum closed when we visited on New Year's Eve, it was a great relief to find this museum open on New Year's Day! I have never before read every single info board in a museum, and found it completely absorbing. It was powerful at an emotional level and very moving to learn... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Railway Centre is opposite the cemetery. 150 baht entry fee which entitles you to a free tea or coffee. Plenty of information on the railway with photo's and artefacts.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have any member of your family, or any other person of interest to you, who worked on the Thailand-Burma Railway during World War Two, this is the place to go for informed assistance. This Centre will help you with information that is not easy to obtain from other sources. Whether you are going to Kanchanaburi or not, they... More 

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Thank Frank M
Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - directly across the side Soi from the largest of the three POW cemeteries. If you are researching a family member who was a POW along the railway in WWII this is the place to get help. And, they will help you find a grave of on of those who gave all in the building of this railway.... More 

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perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much information here. Great artifacts and factual items. A must do. Opposite the Allied War Cemetery. Well organised museum.

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Thank coxfamily3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Displays, dioramas, story boards, photos, videos are excellent. Museum also has some unique ways to present and pass on information about the Thai-Burma railway and its history. Many personal and battalion stories. At times, very moving. History buffs will love this place but will also be enjoyed by adults and young alike. Across the street from Kanchanburi War Cemetery. Entry... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Australian founder of this Museum has a genuine, strong interest in the Thailand-Burma Railway. He has walked the entire length of the route of the railway, much of it now restored to jungle, excavating sites and continues to undertake research in both the UK and Australia. Such is his dedication that he has received decorations from both the UK... More 

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shipley derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not confuse this museum with the one by the Bridge .This is the real thing .To understand the Railway this is a must .Clear informative exhibits that don't pull any punches about the appalling treatment of POWs Very well set out and not too long . Deserves the support .

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in learning more about the Death Railway, especially given the dearth of information available elsewhere, this is a must see. It's not a large museum by any standards, but the quality of exhibits is good and you do get a good idea of what went on during WW2. A great point about the museum is that there... More 

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Thank andycwt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited TBRC to learn more about the experiences of my grandfather who was a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma railway. This trip far exceeded our expectations. We met with Terry, the centre manager, who had researched my grandfather's journey. We visited the museum and also did a one day tour with a local guide who was able to... More 

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