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. Museum of Belize is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Belize City Edition.
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  • This was my second trip to the Museum of Belize. From the days of slavery, the Mayan, the British, the Spaniards it's all covered in this small but very educational museum. There are Indian artifacts,...  more »
  • We arrived from the hotel on a Monday afternoon and found they were closed . The guard allowed us in ,collected our fee and allowed us to take a quite private tour of the wonderful history of belize  more »
  • From the Mayas to present day Belize this museum presents a good amount of the history of Belize. It is housed in what used to be a prison and one senses it as the rooms are all one time cells. The sa...  more »
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  • Perfect ambiance, friendly guides and wonderful experience in general. Applauds to the wonderful few who work here and love their job especially when young inquisitive children are involve.
  • The museum is impressive. They currently are featuring art by locals. They have a good display on cultures of Belize. However, I would like to see more about Creole, Garifuna, Mestizos etc. They have an extensive display on Maya Indians.
  • It's great with all of its amazing culture and heritage. The bold pieces to me was that original pieces are still there.
  • Very interesting and informative. Local art work is beautiful. Nice respite from the heat as well. Worth the $5 ticket.
  • The museum is on 2 floors with slave history with interesting testimonies, equipments, photos and local painters art paints. On 2nd floor it is dedicated to Mayan history, jade and jade head. Worth spending 1 hour if you visit Belize city.
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