Located approximately 3 km from the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, the Cambodia Landmine Museum was established by DIY de-miner Aki Ra, opened to the public in 1999.
This museum has eye-opening displays on the curse of land mines in Cambodia, consists of a simple corrugated iron building and surrounded by a handful of roughly built sheds and open-air sleeping and eating quarters.
The collection includes mines, mortars, guns and weaponry, and there is a mock minefield where visitors can attempt to locate the deactivated mines. Proceeds from the museum are ploughed into mine-awareness campaigns.
The museum is privately owned and operated that does not receive any government funding. No entry fee is charged, however, donations are gratefully accepted.
All the mines on display at the museum have been rendered safe. The Cambodia Land Mine Museum is unique in that it aims to foster understanding about a harsh reality that is still very much lived in the present.