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JEATH War Museum

Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai) | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good21%
  • Average35%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
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“small museum” (20 reviews)
“thai history” (7 reviews)
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Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai) | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The museum is a great historical diamond. Artifacts and stories from the war make this museum important. None of the buildings are air conditioned, making it extremely hot. There is an entrance fee for tourists to keep the museum going. A lot of the buildings...More

Thank Kayla-Renée O
Reviewed 18 April 2017

strange mixture of artifacts from the death railway plus other mixed bits and pieces worth a visit if only to see the part of the original wooden river kwai bridge.

Thank frank1e
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An entrance fee of 40baht was not unreasonable but the museum was poorly maintained, with little information. If you have visited the bridge I suppose a visit to the museum follows on but be warned!!

Thank Lindyloo2014
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting artifacts. Upkeep is poor but content is interesting and varied. Sad and emotional history which is captured. Close to the bridge and at a cost of 40THB is great value for money.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing. The artifacts in this place are unreal. From the coffin with bones of 126 POWs to the lifelike statues depicting life in the Japanese POW camp. It's a definite must see

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This museum was basically a collection of tired and poorly maintained photographs and illustrations of the WW2 Burma to Thailand Railway construction... It was 50 THB to enter and wasn't worth it.

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This museum was part of our full day trip: Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass, offered by Asia Discovery. See my detailed review with the same name. This JEATH museum has very interesting photos but is in an uncared for state. The photos are...More

Thank 333LILIAN
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Jeath war museum is a mixed used museum, lots of WWII info, Thai/Burma info. However it is not all that well organized or well maintained. Most everything is falling apart, the exhibits and the building. It only costs 20 BHT, which is very reasonable. You...More

Thank Ralf W
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place is huge! You don't realise to start off with with bit there are so many area to look around and tonnes of things to see. There is a collection of war guns and other memorabilia as well as lots of information on the...More

Thank cranhamrebecca
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Don't bother. Waste of 40 baht. There is nothing to see, except for the offensive glass box holding the remains of 100+ dead Commonwealth soldiers. The exhibits are limited and there isn't much to see. Nothing educational and it is poorly maintained and curated. I...More

Thank TranspaciFlyer
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There is a large white signboard outside the JEATH museum and adjacent to the railway and bridge that gives a bit of history. I wasn't able to read it when our train paused momentarily at that location; does anyone have a photo of the signboard that would allow me to read what it has to say?
1 January 2017|
Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, the sign gave no more information than can be gained from reading about the bridge on the Internet.