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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 34 512 721
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Excellent museum and guided tours

This is an excellent museum, privately run. Very comprehensive with two floors worth of material. Lots of further reading material available for purchase in the shop. We also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum, privately run. Very comprehensive with two floors worth of material. Lots of further reading material available for purchase in the shop. We also visited the JEATH museum but TBRC was far superior. If you are really into this history, you can also book full or half day tours with the museum. We did a full... More 

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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great breakdown of the events that happened to the POWs during WWII. The entrance fee is 140 B, but you get a free tea or coffee in the cafe on the second floor of the museum. My favorite part was the stain glass depictions of the building of the railway, beautiful artwork of a painful time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I usually avoid war connections.Some,like Cambodia,because I lived with the History. I was surprised and impressed by the amount of material here. The sight of these tormented men at their Labour was very real.My feelings were sorrow,and great respect for their Spirit and courage. The pathetic tools they used really strike awe when you visit the pass they tapped out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most of the places on the death railway it is a time to Remember the suffering of all those forced to toil and die here.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but excellent museum. It tells the story of the railway. There is a lot of history there and an excellent exhibition. Take a little time and educate yourself a little more. It includes a free drink. Great place and worth your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very moving documentation and displays about the POWs that they endured during WW2. Motivates me to see the movie once again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good lesson in history regarding this part of the war. A very informative museum. Small but well done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit place which if you are going to Kanchanaburi and is a good start to understanding the building of the infamous WWII railway into Burma. Very moving and well told story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This explains the building of the railway by POWs during WW2. Also shows the differences between the "Hollywood" version and reality!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here just after the cemetery and it was interesting and very informative. Sad, moving and amazing all at the same time, difficult to understand how human beings can treat one another like they did even in war time. Another must visit location.

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