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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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TripAdvisor
  • Was a perfect destination for our last day in town, since it was raining. Interesting insights to the city history and Belize culture. 
  • We went to the Museum on Belize on the first morning of our trip. It was a great way to get started. While it was only a small exhibit, it gave us a good overview of the cultural and natural history o...  more »
  • The museum is not large but has great exhibits and is very educational. You will learn a lot about the history of Belize, starting when it was colonized by the British as British Honduras. Gives an ho...  more »
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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