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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 512 721
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Excellent Museum

Over its two floors it tells the story of the 'death railway' and is done in a subtle way with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Huw T
Well curated and thought provoking experience

A very well presented and well curated exhibition of a very sad part of history. I learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sali C
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73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 512 721

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Over its two floors it tells the story of the 'death railway' and is done in a subtle way with itens from POWs themselves. It overlooks Kanchanaburi war cemetery as a fitting tribute to the soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Huw T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well presented and well curated exhibition of a very sad part of history. I learned a lot and would recommend a visit.

Thank Sali C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited prior to visiting the cemetery. Our 6 yr old was free and 8 yr old reduced price. Most of exhibits were fine for the kids (only one that wasn't was marked). Good video and held their attention. We went prior to visiting​ hellfire pass...More

Thank answ76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Puts the horrors of Japanese occupation into brutal reality. Small enough to be able to digest all the information so you don't have to spend a lot of time here. Visit the war cemetery across the road to realise it's true horrors.

Thank Mathan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum about the railway. They have done a fairly good job of making the museum come alive sort of speak. Very moving to visit but an absolute must see and do while in Kanchanburi.

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing all the history of the railway and the bridge we decided to visit, there is a lot of information in the museum, it makes you feel very lucky we do not have to go through what they did. We definitely learnt a lot...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... if you came to Kanchanaburi for the WW II history or if you're at least slightly interested in history. Coming from Europe, the WW II history is mostly told from a "Western" perspective, so for me this was one of the best museums I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very harrowing but makes you realise how lucky we are to be at peace with the world and not have to go through anything like this

Thank 666bas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After researching Thailand and reading about Kanchanaburi, my boyfriend and I (who are history lovers) knew we wanted to visit the Railway Centre. The centre went into more detail about the Thailand-Burma (death) railway bridge that was built by POWs (hostage by the Japanese) during...More

Thank Cinyi H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Compact and well done. The museum has authentic items displayed from materials used to build the railway to diaries donated by former POW and family members involved in construction. Content and Story telling are done with great care, really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Sarah T
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Billy S
How long does the train take from Kanchanaburi to this attraction? And how much does it cost as well? Thanks!!!
30 January 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
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Kiff M
How long does it take to travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?
18 January 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.
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