Jeath War Museum

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

  • 62.35% of people start their Jeath War Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

92.05% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jeath War Museum

People normally club together Bridge Over The River Kwai and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery while planning their visit to Jeath War Museum.

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Jeath War Museum, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • Save your money!!! If I could have given zero I would have... I have no understanding how others could rathe this over perhaps 2 stars ( allowing for people with little understanding of the events) The Jeath War Museum is terrible, actually it’s a disgrace Appalling displays and such a small amount of genuine information. With a lot of items that ‘are from the same era’ rather than actual items to pad out a dissapointing and dismal exhibit. Save your time and money. The Bridge separate to the museum of course is still ok to see but the town has changed significantly over the last 10 years and I found it really repulsive and disrespectful to the events that happened It seems others agree too as it appears to be a place that has lost its direction, the place is struggling, hotels near empty etc.. Believe it or not there is even a loud disco barge that goes up and down the river But getting back to Jeath.... appalling, save your money..

  • This place has the most extensive collection of World War II artifacts that I have ever seen. It's like all the things they were able to dig up related to the war was placed here. From guns, photographs, bomb casings, vehicles, helmets, uniforms, etc. It made it easy to imagine how this town played a big part on what happened during the war. You go around a multi-level complex which is beside a temple. As a bonus, the view of the River Kwai Bridge is great nearing sunset, although I was not able to wait until the sun goes down as the caretaker already said they were closed. Yeah, the gate was already closed went I went out, haha.

  • We cycled here from our hotel beside the River Kwai. The cycle was nice and it wouldn't really be worth visiting this place otherwise. Needs updating.

  • the great war memorial museum, hope the similar cruelty circumstance will be never happened again.

  • Haphazard layout but lots of Information and memorabilia to see. Great view of River Kwai Bridge.

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