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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512 721
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All reviews excellent museum informative museum free tea or coffee war cemetery across the road rod beattie personal stories thailand burma railway railway centre small museum entrance fee hellfire pass take your time worth a visit the river information exhibits
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Reviewed yesterday

There is admission fee and a soveiners shop too. Interesting to know how the Burmese railway is built during war.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shikisan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit this museum to discover the horrors of world war 2. The building of the Thai-Burma railway is fully explained and after seeing what actually happened, walk across the road to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davethetraveller47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum overlooks Kanchanaburi War Cemetary and tells the harrowing story and the brutality endured by the men who built it, many of whom lie in the cemetary. The passion of one man has resulted in a small museum full of information on how and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TripTrundlers
Reviewed 1 week ago

After contacting the Thailand Burma Railway Centre ( TBRC ) early in 2018 we booked a guided tour with them to the prison camp sites where my father had been held captive on the Railway in 1940's.. From the start we received the most caring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do if you are in Kanchanaburi. It’s the perfect size of museum and is full of history and knowledge. Take your time in it and read about the amazing story of the railroad that led to so many deaths. Plus it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tommydanger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled to Thailand to see the Thai-Burma Railway as my grandfather was a POW on it. The team put together an amazing tour for us arranging travel to and from Bangkok, as well as accommodation. The amount of detail they were able to find with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well put together museum with mixture of interesting information, short movie, personal possessions and a startling sculpture. A must visit. My visit was topped by meeting the owner and researcher Rod Beattie (sorry for interrupting your lunch) and his colleague Andrew (I think) and their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lyndah595
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is very good place which explains what happened in a very effective. It is shocking and a good reminder of we as a race can do to each other. A must visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank s808xav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Australia this horrific history of the Japanese using POWs to build the railway is accurately displayed for all generations to remember. It is highly recommended before walking the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZZMimi
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This Museum is located just beside the War Cemetery. The history of the Burma-SIAM Railway is well depicted through models and pictures.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Billy S
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Shalliday92 | Reviewed this property |
You don't get the train, its in the town centre. From what i remember it was maybe $3 entrance but is worth it
Kiff M
January 18, 2015|
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Response from LeedsPinklady | Reviewed this property |
sorry can't help you as it was a tour and we went to various places first.