We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Small and simple, yet educational”

Cambodia Landmine Museum
Ranked #16 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A collection of disarmed mines.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Small and simple, yet educational”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The landmine museum is located in a mango grove. There you could see all the tanks, missiles, landmines and guns that were used during the civil war. The tour guide was a member of the army and his stories made me think of how difficult it was then for the Cambodian people.
The place is not very well kept as most of the artifices were placed outside. But it was a good short educational tour.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank aleyson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,069 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,109
    731
    187
    31
    11
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“inspiring private citizen's initiative”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This museum is a private citizen's initiative to call attention to the problem of landmines. This is a very good museum to visit at the same time as Bantay Srei because they are located near each other.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank KeenSeer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Decent Exhibit”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

It's a small and dirty but ultimately moving memorial to the horrors of war. The stories of landmine victims are quite harrowing but the bulk of the material here is haphazardly presented and interspersed between some almost cult like veneration of Aki Ra, the man who founded the museum. Good if you're paasing by.

Helpful?
Thank RickHarwood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bill M, Manager at Cambodia Landmine Museum, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
The Landmine Museum was founded by Aki Ra, and we attempt to tell the story of landmines in Cambodia through his experiences. It is a private initiative started by he and his late wife in the mid 1990s. It has developed since then into a small private museum whose objective is to (1) tell visitors about the landmine situation in Cambodia (2) the landmine situation around the world and (3) encourage international participation to remove all the landmines left in the world.

Aki Ra has done a remarkable job in his life, from being a child soldier to running the only all-Cambodian demining NGO in the country. His museum is also the home to over two dozen at-risk children who are cared for, educated, and given opportunities not everyone in Cambodia can receive.

I am sorry you were at the Museum when our guide was not available. I think you would have had a different 'take' on your experience.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This museum is very interesting. A former children soldier who had to lay thousand of landmines founded it. After the regime of Khmer Rouge he become a specialist in defusing land mines.
The entrance fee (3USD) is fully donated to the enclosed kids refugee home.
A most see

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Christoph S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A living proof of Cambodian Genocide”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

There are not enough words to express while walking thru this museum.

Only a stone heart like Pol Pot would walk thru with a smile.

This museum is 25km frim Siem Reap near the banteay srei.

All money goes to minw awarness campaigns.

If in Siem Reap, this is MUST.

Its an eye opener Aki Ra.

Helpful?
Thank Mad_man_on_lose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cambodia Landmine Museum also viewed

Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 

Been to Cambodia Landmine Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing