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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  • This was my second trip to the Museum of Belize. From the days of slavery, the Mayan, the British, the Spaniards it's all covered in this small but very educational museum. There are Indian artifacts,...  more »
  • We arrived from the hotel on a Monday afternoon and found they were closed . The guard allowed us in ,collected our fee and allowed us to take a quite private tour of the wonderful history of belize  more »
  • From the Mayas to present day Belize this museum presents a good amount of the history of Belize. It is housed in what used to be a prison and one senses it as the rooms are all one time cells. The sa...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful experience for the second time since i was a kid coming to the OLD PRISON (Museum of Belize). It has upgraded to nice cold AC, very clean and precise. Beautiful history for a quick learn of the Old Belize that once was. ❤
  • I am off dual nationality. Irish and British. Born and lived all my life in the North of Ireland. So being an Ex British Soldier, I know a lot about the British Empire. However visiting this museum I would NEVER tell anyone I'm British. The horror that went on in the times that Belize was being inhabited was just unthinkable. I won't go into the history lesson, no sane person liked history at school but if you are in Belize City, visit this place. Sign the visitors book and please leave a donation.
  • Was not open on a Monday, but they still opened the gates for us. Nice little Museum with a lot to read. Good if you have some time to kill.
  • Really interesting information about the country and its people. The guides we were with was very informative. Really enjoyed.
  • The Museum of Belize has a beautiful collection of Jades that have been excavated at the different Archaeological Sites throughout the country of Belize!
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