Jeath War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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Jeath War Museum, Kanchanaburi - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Wat Chai Chumphon near the TAT office on Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Phone: +66-034515203

Ticket Price: 30 THB

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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About Jeath War Museum, Kanchanaburi

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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  • Interesting collection of artifacts from war. It was sad to think about what the POWs had to endure during the making of the railroad. A very quiet museum... not well maintained but quite impressive in the extensive collection of items.

  • A small exposition on 1943-45 pictures of pow prisoners who constructed the bridge over the river kwae (pronounced kwei not Kwai as Kwai is Thai for buffalo) , some WW II rifles, grenades and bombs. No pictures allowed. Takes approx 30 minutes to see all. Worth the visit while in the area

  • Understand charging to visit/see history museums .... but for 50 baht this is not worth it. Not kept-up. Very disappointing.

  • Seems like Museum hasn't been re-freshed for 30-40y, just Old pictures, some weapons,tools

  • A very basic, but effective memorial. So quiet when we walked round although quite a few people were in there. A true account of what happened in the camp in a reconstruction one of the prisoners huts.

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