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Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Former prison now Museum. Worth a detour.

We had an hour to kill before we left Belize so got our local cab driver to take us here. Good... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Gary S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Awesome history palace

Small but quaint, this museum is a self guided tour and worth every minute. A great mix of African... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Allen G
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Ruston, Louisiana
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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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"
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"self guided tour"
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"logging industry"
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"interesting place"
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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 history lesson"
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"gift shop is"
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"couple of hours"
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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 11 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 2 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 22 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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Reviewed 27 September 2017

If you have time, this is a must see! Rich cultural diversity and background. Spent two hours there.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Couldn't leave Belize City without visiting the museum. It was a nice brief history including the slavery trade and not so bright beginnings of Belize's history. Authentic and nice venue, since the bldg was once a jail! Was worth the price.

1  Thank Annie N
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum, but it gives you a good feel for how Belize was settled. They also have a small collection of Mayan artifacts in clay and jade.

Thank Jackalie B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Belize itself is such a mixture of cultures and people that will amaze you for sure. I think the Museum of Belize captures exactly that and in a manner that will please you. It gave me a more insight of what I already visited and...More

1  Thank Ada V
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Akira Gladys H
20 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
10 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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