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Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Very good to have an idea of Belize

As an old prison it is already a peculiar place. Some expositions show the slavery in Belize as the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paulomen
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Sao Paulo, SP
Most informative and well presented

In a recent visit to Belize City I was fortunate to visit the Museum of Belize. The presentation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edwardh244
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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mayan artifacts” (11 reviews)
“former jail” (7 reviews)
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Belize City, Belize
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+501 223-4524
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"mayan artifacts"
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"stamp collection"
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"former jail"
in 7 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"logging industry"
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"human trafficking"
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"modern times"
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"celebrity restaurant"
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"british rule"
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"interesting place"
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"mayan times"
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"gift shop is"
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"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"natural history"
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"few hours"
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"tropical forest"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an old prison it is already a peculiar place. Some expositions show the slavery in Belize as the Mayas origins of the people.

Thank Paulomen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a recent visit to Belize City I was fortunate to visit the Museum of Belize. The presentation is wonderful. Actually, the day of tour the Museum was closed however my tour guide was able to provide entrance to this City attraction. The Colonial British...More

Thank edwardh244
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting account of the colonial times and how hard for the prisoners in that day . The upper floor houses some Mayan and African artefacts and a selection of butterflies and moths .

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small yet eclectic collection of artifacts that detail the history of Belize City. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank michelleosowski
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We had an hour to kill before we left Belize so got our local cab driver to take us here. Good insight into the colonial history and slavery connected past of this territory. Some good personal vignettes that help to bring it all back to...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Small but quaint, this museum is a self guided tour and worth every minute. A great mix of African and Mayan history and all these cultures clashing and mixing through antiquity and modern times was amazing.

Thank Allen G
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Museum of Belize is worth the visit. The museum itself has been converted from a former prison, and exhibits are displayed on two floors. The upper floor is dedicated to Maya exhibits, and the lower floors to local artists, and a really informative section...More

Thank TjsBiglyTravels
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Historic building whose architecture has been well used for, hoisting the different departments featuring Belize history. Detailed information - artifacts well presented

Thank michele B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The museum is a wonderful place to get a better grasp of the all the different aspects of the unique history of Belize.

Thank Heidi F
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was a great little museum and we learned a lot about the history and culture of Belize and was a good way to spend a couple of hours. We walked to and from the museum from the docks at the tourist village on a...More

Thank TheLostTexan
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Akira Gladys H
19 December 2016|
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Response from GaryfromChevyChase | Reviewed this property |
I'd disagree with the other posters. Belize City is not the safest place, and taking a wrong turn (even in day time) can lead you to places where you might feel insecure. Take a cab (they're inexpensive).
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S D
9 December 2015|
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Response from Abbie C | Reviewed this property |
YES! All areas are easy to navigate, the streets outside may be trickier though
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