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The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is a MUST for anyone visiting the Kanchanaburi area to pursue their interest in the history of the Burma-Siam death railway in World War II.

From the Hellfire Pass Memorial website: www.hellfirepass.com

“The modern Museum at Hellfire Pass was built by the Office of Australian War Graves in a joint venture between the Australian Government and the Royal Thai Armed Forces Development Command and opened on 24 Apr 1998. It has about 200 Metre sq. of exhibition area. Currently there is no entrance fee. The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is under the management of the Office of Australian War Graves. Apart from displaying exhibits in a modern air conditioned setting, the Museum also has a theatre which shows a short seven minute video made from war footage of the construction of the railway and dialogue from a number of Australian ex-POWs."

The curating of the exhibits is of a very high standard and an audio tour is available. Overnight tours available through the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum with pick-up from most Bangkok Hotels.

The Museum is open from 9.00am - 4.00pm every day except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year Eve and New Year.

It is highly recommended that you pay 200 baht as a refundable deposit for the audio set which will guide you through the happenings in Hellfire Pass.   

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Trip Advisor reviews of the Hellfire Pass Museum linked here

 

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