The Thailand-burma Railway CentreCurrently Closed
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 place is very crowded on public holidays.
- Children : THB 60
- A 5 minute walk away from the Kanchanaburi Railway Station
- Ask the locals for directions
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95% of people who visit Kanchanaburi include The Thailand-burma Railway Centre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
46.27% of people start their The Thailand-burma Railway Centre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Thailand-burma Railway Centre
84.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Thailand-burma Railway Centre
Brilliant, engaging and poignant museum detailing the Bridge over the River Kwai and Death Railway. Entered with only a basic knowledge of what happened and left with a huge amount of insight into all aspects of its history - the mark of a truly great museum. A must see to gain a better understanding of the "forgotten theatre" of WW2.
Such a sad place to visit, I went in search of my great uncles grave, and with help from the staff was given his resting place, unfortunately for me it is at the Burma end. Just walking through the museum and the cemetery is a real reality check, of what these men suffered. I believe it to be a must see for all.
Extremely informative museum with detailed description of its exhibits. Well-stocked souvenir store. The free coffee/tea is OK - but don’t expect too much. Lest we forget.
I see reviews that say this is cheap. It isnt. Entry is overpriced. Souvenirs are double the price of anywhere else.....for the same thing. Its worth a visit and if the extra cost went to higher wages and upgrades, then it is acceptable but my feeling is that it doesnt. Pleasant, cool, informative but expensive...relatively speaking.
A must visit. It's a very small museum but it's packed with historical information and objects from the war. Very emotional to see and read the stories of the people who suffered or died at the Japanese occupied camps. The displays are well presented and managed.