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“This is the museum with train nearest the bridge” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
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Ranked #21 of 56 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“This is the museum with train nearest the bridge”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a joke and insult to museums.
Tired, faded, not maintained, do not waste your time here.
5 minutes and was back out again, place should be shut down.
Once inside its another 5baht for toilrt through the massive steel turnstyle, some poor man was trapped in toilet and nobody around to help.
In fact the only good bit of our trip to remember the sacrafice made by so many was the War Cemetry.

Visited December 2013
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“Sadly neglected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is the museum near the Kwai bridge which also has some Jeath Museum artifacts included and the two separate museums seem to get confused by reviewers. This museum has quite a lot of historic items in somewhat random order and seriously in need of refurbishing. There are also a number of floors with other odd items which do not seem to correspond to anything in particular. If you visit here expecting a well laid out, clean and logical museum then you will be sadly disappointed but if you take it for what it is there are some interesting finds.

Visited December 2013
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“Yeath museum close to bridge, don't go.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The sign in front of the museum said "Top mission to Kanchanaburi is to visit world war II museum otherwise it is said that one has not realistically arrived Kanchanaburi". It made me laugh as well as did it to other reviewers here. It's a run down chaotic museum with everything from Miss dresses, gem stones to dusty world war 2 era stuff. Better safe the money for the museum near the train station and war cementary

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“Moving and Emotional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We went here having already visited the Hellsfire Pass Memorial museum, Hellsfire Pass itself and the war cemetery in Kanchanaburri. For me, who has only a small interest in the World Wars and is relatively emotionally dead inside(!), this was by far the most emotionally stirring place we visited. The photos, drawings, paintings and memorabilia really bring home the suffering that these men went through.

The museum is a little off the beaten track and relatively small, but well worth the effort to get there if you're interested in the Death Railway.

Visited December 2013
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“A poor museum”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were taken to this museum after visiting the Hellfire Pass museum and were sad to think they could even be compared in similar terms. This Jeath museum, the one in the bamboo hut, near the Old City Gate, is pitiful and dishonors the names of the 100,000 who died in the making of the railway. Where the Hellfire museum is informative, sensitive, poignant and well maintained this hut has a scratch collection of poorly explained photographs and drawings. I would recommend avoiding this museum altogether. Visit Hellfire pass, the cemetery and the Bridge if you only have a day from Bangkok.

Visited January 2014
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