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Museum of Belize, Belize City

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Learn about Belize’s history as you tour Museum of Belize. The museum, which was built in 1857, was originally a prison. Once protecting citizens from criminals, it now safeguards valuable artifacts of cultural and historical significance. Head inside the 19th century, two-storey building to find Mayan exhibits dating back some 3,000 years, an insect exhibit, collections of coins and stamps, and many cultural exhibits relating to many of the nation’s ethnicities. You can also learn about the prison’s history, as well discovering what life was like during colonial times. A visit to Museum of Belize represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Belize City tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • We went here with our 9 year old boy and he enjoyed it very much - not normal for our son to enjoy ANY museum. The part on slavery and human trafficking was really interesting. There is another part o...  more »
  • The museum is small but things are well displayed and explained. It provides a quick history of Belize, the bad and the good. There were two major installations on loan from other museums when we were...  more »
  • We toured the museum after we toured the Lamanai Archeological Site the previous day. It was cool to read and see up close what we had just heard about the day before.  more »
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  • Really cool museum, if you have time while in Belize City it's definitely worth a stop. They have everything from early development of Belize, coinage, stamps, insects, early transportation, and Mayan history in Belize. Building is air condition and supports free WiFi for customers with a gift shop.
  • Great small museum.
  • Belize is the best.. Awesome
  • It sucked mangos. Fake displays.
  • Exelent