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JEATH War Museum

Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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“small museum” (22 reviews)
“thai history” (7 reviews)
“pow camp” (8 reviews)
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Wat Chai Chumphon | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 511 263
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect a large museum. The place is small but filled with history, especially the II world war in these parts. The various typewriter exhibits were nice and so was the train compartment, converted into a jail. You feel a sense of pathos when you...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited looking to gain more info about the death railway. The museums architecture was stunning and it had lots of weapons and vehicles etc from the construction of the railway. However, there was little information about the death railway and sections of the museum...More

1  Thank emily s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a small one and consists of the recreation of a POW camp, a watch tower, and some relics of the era. The movie "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" is a Hollywood version of the actual camp. The conditions that the prisoners...More

Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at the comments from recent contributors, it's clear the museum may have fallen short of expectations. That said, it's worth noting the story and history of this aspect of the war is largely not discussed by those who experienced it first hand because of...More

1  Thank EarlRay60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth a visit as it only costs £2 (80baht ) but not much more info here than the one in the town.

Thank mey27
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the collection was from flea market and totally wrong period. ex. gulf war era canteen displayed as a Japanese canteen. If you here for the education look somewhere else.

1  Thank Payanchana C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a little out-dated but it is very cheap to get in so may be worth a visit to see the Bridge over the River Kwai from another angle. Quite a lot of information on the construction of the railway line and the...More

Thank ReneeHW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place which really brings it home to you the extent of the tragic loss of life that occurred during this period of relatively recent history. I loved the headset as you get a guided tour in your own language interspersed with anecdotes from survivors....More

Thank Tracianny
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Dark, dingy, dusty and cramped. If you have time to kill, go ahead but don’t go out of your way for this place. It does, however, have a good elevated view of the river and the bridge. You can climb a short tower and they...More

Thank Isabelkq
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this Death Railway museum because it was the one included in our day trip to the River Kwai. As indicated in other reviews it is well past its best. Quite run down really. We understand the historical linkage it had back to the...More

Thank PipPaul W
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admybf
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, the sign gave no more information than can be gained from reading about the bridge on the Internet.
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