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Museum of Belize, Belize City
(4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • First floor of the converted prison gives you a glimpse into the slave trade & the logging industry. Second floor explores the Mayan origins of Belize. Overall, a great way to spend an afternoon... 
  • The museum was a great educational experience for our children and me also. It was clean and very organized. I enjoyed the experience. 
  • The Museum has a good section on slavery, little is known about Maya culture, a collection of insects and stamps. If you are in Belize City and have 1 hour in excess, so it can be used here.
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  • 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.
  • Great small museum.
  • Belize is the best.. Awesome
  • It sucked mangos. Fake displays.
  • Exelent