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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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Address: 73 Jaokannun Road | BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 34 512 721
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Great museum and Research Center.

Great location - directly across the side Soi from the largest of the three POW cemeteries. If you are researching a family member who was a POW along the railway in WWII this is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
JohnTB44
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Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand

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Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location - directly across the side Soi from the largest of the three POW cemeteries. If you are researching a family member who was a POW along the railway in WWII this is the place to get help. And, they will help you find a grave of on of those who gave all in the building of this railway.... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much information here. Great artifacts and factual items. A must do. Opposite the Allied War Cemetery. Well organised museum.

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Thank coxfamily3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Displays, dioramas, story boards, photos, videos are excellent. Museum also has some unique ways to present and pass on information about the Thai-Burma railway and its history. Many personal and battalion stories. At times, very moving. History buffs will love this place but will also be enjoyed by adults and young alike. Across the street from Kanchanburi War Cemetery. Entry... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Australian founder of this Museum has a genuine, strong interest in the Thailand-Burma Railway. He has walked the entire length of the route of the railway, much of it now restored to jungle, excavating sites and continues to undertake research in both the UK and Australia. Such is his dedication that he has received decorations from both the UK... More 

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shipley derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not confuse this museum with the one by the Bridge .This is the real thing .To understand the Railway this is a must .Clear informative exhibits that don't pull any punches about the appalling treatment of POWs Very well set out and not too long . Deserves the support .

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in learning more about the Death Railway, especially given the dearth of information available elsewhere, this is a must see. It's not a large museum by any standards, but the quality of exhibits is good and you do get a good idea of what went on during WW2. A great point about the museum is that there... More 

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Thank andycwt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited TBRC to learn more about the experiences of my grandfather who was a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma railway. This trip far exceeded our expectations. We met with Terry, the centre manager, who had researched my grandfather's journey. We visited the museum and also did a one day tour with a local guide who was able to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Railway Centre to be informative, but as far as information centers goes, it was average with its displays, but rich in content. It takes about 45 minutes to go through all the items and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Bangkok for a night to visit the area and learn more about the Thailand/Burma railway...what a great museum this is. Located 2mins walk from the station directly opposite the war cemetery, this incredibly interesting museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn the logistical and personal experiences of those who built the railway and the treatment they experienced.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a great introduction to the history of the area. it took about an hour to view the two floors so wasn't too much detail for us. Some great models and pictures that brought it all to life.

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