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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  • August 7, 2017
    Belize itself is such a mixture of cultures and people that will amaze you for sure. I think the Museum of Belize captures exactly that and in a manner that will please you. It gave me a more insight ...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    The museum itself is very nice although some of the walls are definitely overdue for a paint job, especially upstairs which is bordering on shabby. Nice exhibit. Website also needs an update because t...  more »
  • May 25, 2017
    It was a very nice place, where they tell about the history of Belize and the slavery. It cost me 10 Belize dollars (5 us dollars), and it was worth the money. If you want to read everything and see t...  more »
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  • April 10, 2017
    It has amazing things from the past like something from the Mayans like jade. Jade was their money.
  • May 26, 2017
    Wonderful exhibits, reasonable admission fee, and friendly knowledgeable guides
  • June 17, 2017
    Excellent displays....
  • March 4, 2017
    Beautiful archive of history of colonialism up to independence
  • March 10, 2017
    Good info thanks Guys

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