The Thailand-burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi

Currently Closed
  • Address: 73 Jaokannun Road, BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-34512721
  • Ticket Price: 120 THB
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Coffee House, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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About The Thailand-burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi

This is an interactive museum. It is dedicated to the maltreated victims of the Thailand-Burma Railway line. There are various sections in the museum that have been chronologically arranged to narrate the story of the Death Railway. The multi-lingual information panels are very detailed. You will feel that you have been transported back in time and you will feel harrowed. The museum spans the history in the most detailed fashion, starting from the planning process of the railway line to its status in the epilogue of war. Highlights include:

  • Plans and designs engineered by the Japanese Army.
  • Tools used by the manual labour.
  • A 9-metre long interactive model of the railway line.
  • Personal effects of the Prisoners of War.
  • The Summary of deaths
  • The Souvenir Shop
  • The Coffee Shop

The Thailand-burma Railway Centre Information

  • The place is very crowded on public holidays.

The Thailand-burma Railway Centre Ticket Prices

  • Children : THB 60

How To reach The Thailand-burma Railway Centre by Public Transport

  • A 5 minute walk away from the Kanchanaburi Railway Station
  • Ask the locals for directions

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Things to Know Before Visiting The Thailand-burma Railway Centre

  • 95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include The Thailand-burma Railway Centre in their plan

  • 69.53% of people plan their visit to The Thailand-burma Railway Centre between 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Thailand-burma Railway Centre

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

87.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Thailand-burma Railway Centre

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

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The Thailand-burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi Reviews

  • This museum is so much better than the very strange Jeath Museum by the Bridge. The focus is very much on telling the story of the people, the integration with the war but above all the suffering the Japanese caused and the murder of some one hundred thousand. It overlooks one of the war cemeteries which, in itself, is immaculately maintained by the War Graves Commission.

  • This is certainly the best, and in my opinion only, museum worth visiting to learn about the Death Railway. It's insightful, designed with competence and passion, well explained and curated. Round it off by visiting the neighbouring war cemetery.

  • A nice small museum which provides the perfect introduction to the history of the Death Railway. The exhibits were in both English and Thai and was informative and interesting. There is a small cafe on the 2nd floor where you can take a break after visiting the cemetery across the road and the museum.

  • The price of admission of 140 baht is reasonable. It is definitely a good starting point for learning about what happened during the construction of the death railroad.

  • This is excellent museum filled with information about the prisoners of war who were involved with building the railroad during World War II. I got very emotional at this museum while I read about the harsh conditions for the POWs & civilians. I feel this museum needs to be viewed by every citizen of the world. The cemetery across the street is a fitting memorial to the ones who lot their lives.on this effort.

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