Educating for a Landmine-Free World.
THE CAMBODIAN LANDMINE MUSEUM IN BANTEAY SREY IS OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 8AM - 5PM
Learn the story of a boy, born into war, who became a child soldier, and then dedicated his life to making his country safe for his people.
IT'S MORE THAN JUST HISTORY
Visit us and see thousands of decommissioned landmines and other explosive ordnance of war. Learn the history of the conflict, how landmines came to be in Cambodia and what is being done to remove them. And learn how you can help in ridding the world of these hideous remnants of wars past and present.
THE CHILDRENS CENTER AT THE MUSEUM WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2018. All children living at the Landmine Museum have left.
The Museum operates on the income it receives from visitors: ticket sales and shop sales. Since 2020 the tourist industry has collapsed in Siem Reap. The Museum had no visitors at all from March 2020 until early 2022. The museum had to lay off most of its staff and suspend all support for its sister NGO Cambodian Self Help Demining. It has been able to remain open because of support from its international friends, particularly the Landmine Relief Fund. Aki Ra and his museum need your support to continue his work.
Entry fee: $5 for foreign adults. Children under 12 and Khmers enter for free. Please bring small change. We are far from town and banks.
An audio tour is available. QR codes throughout the museum can be accessed on your phone. Personal Tours are available in Khmer and English and can be arranged by contacting the museum 48 hours prior to arrival.
- To get here, you can grab a tuk-tuk for a cost of around $20 round-trip from the center of Siem Reap. The ride is about 45 minutes, and the drivers usually wait for visitors to finish at the museum to take them back to town. Pay once you return to town. Download the PassApp Taxi App for an even cheaper ride.
- No Temple Pass is needed to visit the museum.
Landmines in Cambodia
Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world as a result of decades of conflict, including a civil war, the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and genocide, American bombings, and Vietnamese occupation.
Dozens of civilians are still injured or killed every year by landmines and other unexploded ordnance that have been left over from all the fighting. Landmines and UXOs are found in backyards, in the rice fields where people work, and on the roads where children walk to school. Millions of the country’s landmines have now been cleared, but there is still a lot of work to be done; it is estimated Cambodia will not be entirely free of landmines for several decades to come.