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Museum of Belize, Belize City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • I didn't know much about Belize before I went there but this museum had some really interesting insights. They had an exhibit on slavery in Belize and it was heart wrenching and quite informative. Ups...  read more »
  • I'm not going to say this museum is on the caliber of The Prado. However, Spain has had a lot more time to get it together and did do so, in part, by means of slavery. The current exhibit at the Museu...  read more »
  • This is the best stop we found in Belize City. There is a brief history of Belize but the best thing is the gift shop. It has great things from Belize and at very reasonable prices. We found several o...  read more »
  • 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.
  • It sucked mangos. Fake displays.
  • Belize is the best.. Awesome
  • Exelent
  • It was closed on Monday morning.