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. Museum of Belize is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Belize City Edition.
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  • If you have time, this is a must see! Rich cultural diversity and background. Spent two hours there.  more »
  • Couldn't leave Belize City without visiting the museum. It was a nice brief history including the slavery trade and not so bright beginnings of Belize's history. Authentic and nice venue, since the bl...  more »
  • This is a small museum, but it gives you a good feel for how Belize was settled. They also have a small collection of Mayan artifacts in clay and jade.  more »
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  • It has amazing things from the past like something from the Mayans like jade. Jade was their money.
  • Wonderful exhibits, reasonable admission fee, and friendly knowledgeable guides
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  • Beautiful archive of history of colonialism up to independence
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