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War Museum

River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 34 512 596
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This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good27%
  • Average32%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 34 512 596
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To my mind, this was the best bit of the whole river Kwai experience. Exhibits interesting, moving informative. Better than the actual bridge with careless teenagers careening along in unsuitable footwear. Free coffee at the cafe too!

Thank ceedeebev
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were not expecting to see an original part of the Kwai bridge that was built by POWs in WW2, nor were we expecting to see helmets cars etc etc. There were quite a few items from WW2 time and the history of some things...More

Thank Perthgal2010
Reviewed 15 April 2017

what an amazing museum, get there early and walk the trail through hellfire pass, come back through the museum then enjoy a nice cool drink at the cafe

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

worth a short visit lots of mixed relics from the days of japanese invasion best for me was part of the original wooden bridge on display.

Thank frank1e
Reviewed 4 March 2017

nice visit the educated me. you can see the history of the bridge as well the history of generals thai royaltiy.

Thank Dor G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I could also feel the suffering and torture endured by troops of all nationalities, looking at personal belongings puts shivers down your spine. I was there to remember an uncle, whom I never met, and had been captured, tortured and murdered by the Japanese soldiers

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 28 February 2017

What a shame the locals have made this museum a market stall...you are directed downstairs and you are faced by vendors selling clothes and Tat amongst the exhibits. Also the exhibits have been left to gather dust and in bad condition, what a shame. It...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It doesn't really take much time to walk through this museum...but I did find it interesting to go through. The museum is situated near to the Bridge on the River Kwai ...and adds a little history to the sad events of the World War11 era.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

There is a wealth of history in this museum but it is not all cared for and somebody needs to take ownership and save the precious photographs that are left to fade in the heat and sunshine.It was ver moving to see the prisoners of...More

Thank GD1951
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I wouldn't have missed this for all the world. It's a very touching, sad, moving, upsetting experience. I cried at least three times, odd little things kept catching me out. The museum is very well thought through and the whole history of the Burma Death...More

Thank MIssDillie
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