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Museum of Belize, Belize City

(4/5 based on 170 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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  • After going to the Altun Ha Ruins we stop in the museum to keep learning a little more about the different pyramids in Belize, Central America and Mexico. They have some of the jewelry they found insi...  more »
  • Needing a quick and less strenuous half day before boarding our plane to return home, we took a cab to the Museum of Belize in Belize City. Housed in a former jail and located closed to the waters edg...  more »
  • Maya jade artifacts and history of Belize well worth the visit a wonder-full insect and stamp collection 
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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