Educating for a Landmine-Free World.
THE CAMBODIAN LANDMINE MUSEUM IN BANTEAY SREY IS OPEN AS OF THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 2021The museum is currently under renovation, so admission will be free. Renovations are anticipated to be completed by the end of November 2021. Please come visit. The museum is located 5km south of Banteay Srey Temple
The Residential School at the Landmine Museum has been permanently closed. Since 2018 all children living at the school at the Landmine Museum have since left. Those with families have returned home to attend school in their local villages, those without families now live in licensed residential facilities where they attend school. Students old enough for University are attending with scholarships supported through the Rural Schools Support Organization (RSSO), with partnerships with the Dith Pran Foundation, Project Enlighten, and the Landmine Relief Fund.
Once opened again, The Landmine Museum will be open from 08:00 – 17:30 every day of the year.
Entry fee: $5 for foreign adults, $2.50 (10,000 riel) for Khmer adults. Children under 12 are free.
Tours are available in Khmer and English. Tour guides are at the Museum. Tours are free. The museum will soon have a downloadable tour, in English.
- 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 30 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.