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War Museum

River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 34 512 596
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This museum is located next to the famous bridge on the River Kwai.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 34 512 596
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is located at the bottom of walking street about 3 or kilometres from the bridge. The map pointer is correct but the location description is not. At the bridge there is another museum of similar name. We got here by motorbike but easily...More

Thank bestyman
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lots of information and displays to look at. Well set out worth a look you can just wander around on your own at you own time.

Thank Fi205
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in WWII. Some exhibits are incorrectly identified but that can be forgiven.

Thank einhorrido
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The content of this museum would have deserved a better place ! It is dusty, old and 'crapy' ... you feel that this could have been a very special place, celebrating the faith of all these young men, who died working as POWs. But the...More

Thank Thfx
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

So we went to Hellfire pass and on the way back stopped here and it's next to the Bridge...you know the one! Anyway, this museum was so irregular in appearance and its collection. I don't even know who curated it, but it was pretty amazing...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a confronting exhibit with artifacts and situations presented in true form. This gives an insight into the difficulties faced just to survive. Very solemn and quite sad.

Thank sandyleeh
Reviewed 24 June 2017

To my mind, this was the best bit of the whole river Kwai experience. Exhibits interesting, moving informative. Better than the actual bridge with careless teenagers careening along in unsuitable footwear. Free coffee at the cafe too!

Thank ceedeebev
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were not expecting to see an original part of the Kwai bridge that was built by POWs in WW2, nor were we expecting to see helmets cars etc etc. There were quite a few items from WW2 time and the history of some things...More

Thank Perthgal2010
Reviewed 15 April 2017

what an amazing museum, get there early and walk the trail through hellfire pass, come back through the museum then enjoy a nice cool drink at the cafe

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

worth a short visit lots of mixed relics from the days of japanese invasion best for me was part of the original wooden bridge on display.

Thank frank1e
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22 November 2017|
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Response from ceedeebev | Reviewed this property |
Not free, but would not cost very much. Free coffee included in ticket. In contrast to the other reply, we thought it was well worth it!