Jeath War Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: Wat Chai Chumphon near the TAT office on Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-034515203
  • Ticket Price: 30 THB
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture

Jeath War Museum - Review

This is a war museum. It is dedicated to the sufferings of those involved in the construction of the Death Railway. It has been built at the exact same site where the original wooden bridge first stood. ‘JEATH’ is an abbreviation for- Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland. These are the countries the Prisoners of War belonged to. The museum is open-air. It is not conventional, the architecture. During the process of construction, the Prisoners of War used to stay in small insufficient huts. These huts have been recreated and exhibits are displayed inside them. This is an effective way of sending you back in time. You wonder how harrowing the experience must have been for the victims. Highlights include:

  • The Graphic Photographs
  • Physical memorabilia
  • Thatched Detention Huts
  • Written accounts of former POWs
  • A section of the Bridge

Jeath War Museum Information

  • Very crowded on public holidays.
  • The images are very graphic in nature.

Jeath War Museum Ticket Prices

  • For Thai residents : THB 10

How To reach Jeath War Museum by Public Transport

From the town centre, hire a 

  • Songtaew (10 Baht)
  • Tuk-Tuk (20 Baht)

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TripHobo Highlights for Jeath War Museum

  • Jeath War Museum Address: Wat Chai Chumphon near the TAT office on Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Jeath War Museum Contact Number: +66-034515203
  • Jeath War Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Jeath War Museum Price: 30 THB
  • Best time to visit Jeath War Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jeath War Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jeath War Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include Jeath War Museum in their plan

  • 56.06% of people start their Jeath War Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jeath War Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

91.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jeath War Museum

People normally club together Thai-burma Railway and Bridge Over The River Kwai while planning their visit to Jeath War Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Jeath War Museum, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • Nice remembrance area maintained by the local monks. There are only 3 small sections to the museum...a little disappointing for the fact it is so small. The scenery at the museum and market area are interesting. Recommend walking around the area and taking a boat to the famous "Bridge Over the River Kwai".

  • Well, assuming that you have come all the way to Kanchanaburi to visit Bridge on River Kwai, then you MUST visit here. They have a train engine, an original railway track from the WW2 era. Lots of handguns from the same era. I was able to see a countless number of soldiers helmets and other belongings. Unfortunately, it's not maintained well. All things are getting destroyed in a dust and rust. The things here could be so much valuable hope some international body takes control of these things before these are stolen or lost forever. The lady at the ticket gate also took cash from us and never gave a ticket. But I feel its a worth the visit.

  • Jeath War Museum let's just say you gave a contribution for the amount of 40 baht to enter here.Everything you going to see are real vintage and I would say Educational tour to the side of local students studying here to Bangkok Thailand. As for me I'm not entertained nor fascinated. However , can take into consideration to give a 3 star for the fact that they maintained until this time those stuffs inside although seems part of entertainment for youngsters to see something than you never see any history of this. Location is almost near to River Kwai bridge surrounded with restaurants good for cash.

  • Good place to visit in Kanchanaburi. It's just two minutes away from the bridge. The entrance fee is 40 baht.

  • Very strange and curious site. If you are going to visit the bridge over the river Kwai it is worth it, it is next door. But it is very poorly maintained and you must ask the ticket to the lady at the box office, in principle it does not give it to you after paying. Attention also because they give used tickets of the previous day if you do not pay attention ... They also play with the name, seeing that they are the JEATH museum when the authentic one is not there if it is in the city ....

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