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Museum of Belize, Belize City

(4/5 based on 180+ 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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  • The Museum of Belize is not like one of those very large and elaborate museums in larger countries but a bit small. It is where this museum is housed in (a part of the only prison that served the colo...  more »
  • We spent about an hour here learning more about the history of the country we were about to tour. It is quite inexpensive .  more »
  • The museum is just OK and worth going since there is absolutely nothing else to do or see in Belize City.  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