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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  • Small but quaint, this museum is a self guided tour and worth every minute. A great mix of African and Mayan history and all these cultures clashing and mixing through antiquity and modern times was a...  more »
  • The Museum of Belize is worth the visit. The museum itself has been converted from a former prison, and exhibits are displayed on two floors. The upper floor is dedicated to Maya exhibits, and the low...  more »
  • Historic building whose architecture has been well used for, hoisting the different departments featuring Belize history. Detailed information - artifacts well presented  more »
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  • Ok, good to spend two hours. The best exhibits were the ones about slavery. Quite moving.
  • Very informative! Friendly staff and warm tour. 😁
  • Belize was not what I expected the actual neighborhoods look very Rancid the people wanted to charge for everything even to take pictures of some of the art. When they see Americans they see money but that is not the case for everybody we are all barely making it.
  • Wonderful museum. Really informative and wonderful displays
  • It's beautiful attractive city caring respectful in sight excellent place to travel to learn about the city

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