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Review of JEATH War Museum

JEATH War Museum
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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from...
Ranked #21 of 56 things to do in Kanchanaburi
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Craigieburn, Australia
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“I guess you get what you pay for.”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stopped at the Jeath War Museum as part of a package tour of the bridge area. Our van pulled up to the museum entrance, we were handed tickets (face value 40 Baht) and told to be back in about 80 minutes.

The museum has an old Japanese locomotive out front, a helicopter, light aircraft, pieces of various munitions and weapons and a few other displays. Everything is housed in a variety of buildings and open areas which are hard to navigate and mixed with things that appear to have nothing to do with the museum.

As part of the tour it was worth 10-20 minutes to walk around but it's really nothing special and I wouldn't go through much extra effort to visit it.

Visited May 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“about 2nd world war.”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We go to this museum because we join a tour to the tiger temple before that, they will drop you here for 40 mins, it is a very small museum but its nice to have a look if only paying for 40baht.
no air conditioner, you can spend 15mins there to take some photos. I choose walking to see the 2nd work war bridge first and visit here. if you drop by can visit, otherwise can go somewhere else.

Visited May 2014
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“Bamboo hut”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This was amazing to walk through the Bamboo Hut to see how these brave men - Prisoners of War slept/lived. There are many photos enlarged and posted on the wall.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Charmingly small museum”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

A tiny and atmospheric museum about the Death Railway - run by the adjoining Wat Chaichumpol temple. The main selling point of this museum is its dilapidated state. The idea is that these huts replicate the conditions prisoners of war lived in. It is very dark inside and you're not allowed to take photos. The huts look like they could collapse at any moment. They are filled with a disorganised collection of artefacts, mostly black and white photos. There's a little leaflet which gives a brief background to the history behind the railway. JEATH for example stands for the nationalities involved with its building - Japanese, English, American, Thai, Holland. The museum is open 8.30-4.30pm daily and is almost a mile south of the River Kwai bridge. You can get a ten minute long tail boat to the bridge from the grounds of the museum.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“in desperate need of maintenance funding”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

If this started as a collaboration between countries, is it still? its in desperate need of maintenance. It does have some faded informative exhibitions, but needs a lot of work, only worth a quick look if going on the train trip...

Visited April 2014
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