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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth visiting if you have an interest in the history of the Thai Burma railway. Detailed exhibits, videos and a number of books available to read (or buy) relating to the history.

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

Many visitors to Kanchanaburi go there to see the environment in which the horrors of the Japanese wartime railway construction occurred. The most moving commemoration of this atrocious chapter is of course the war cemetery in the centre of town, but right across the road...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank venividivice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well cared for and descriptive museum with loads of info on the construction of not only the bridge but the entire rail system. What I discovered was that it was college educated Japanese engineers who were the torturers and murderers, unlike the majority of Nazi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Neale A
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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
1  Thank siobh_nl2014
Reviewed 4 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
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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.