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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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  • 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 »
  • If you are a traveler that prefers to walk everywhere, be careful of the pushy panhandlers and tour bus companies that may try to harass you on the streets near the museum. They are harmless, but also...  more »
  • I loved wandering around this very informative museum. There were sections on insects, jade from Mayan times, stamps and also slavery in Belize. This was accompanied by a thought provoking reminder th...  more »
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  • It has amazing things from the past like something from the Mayans like jade. Jade was their money.
  • Wonderful exhibits, reasonable admission fee, and friendly knowledgeable guides
  • Excellent displays....
  • Beautiful archive of history of colonialism up to independence
  • Good info thanks Guys