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Museum of Belize

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Address: Belize City, Belize
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+501 223-4524
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Tuesday - Saturday

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Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

                    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Monday - Closed to the public

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Great little escape

If you in Belize City & let's face it there isn't much to see. This museum is a great, especially the downstairs area on the history of Belize. It's only a small museum, half an... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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If you in Belize City & let's face it there isn't much to see. This museum is a great, especially the downstairs area on the history of Belize. It's only a small museum, half an hour should be fine but it gives an interesting insight to Belize. Plus it's air-conditioned too.

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Dunn, North Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A two story small museum, very interesting historical information if you can take a bit of time to relax and read the information. They allow photos. The museum covers a wide range of topics. The displays are really well done. I especially liked the drawings of the slave ships layout and how it totally compares to todays airline seating charts.... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Belize is not like one of those very large and elaborate museums in larger countries but a bit small. It is where this museum is housed in (a part of the only prison that served the colony known as British Honduras or present day Belize). Also some of the display are so typical of Belize it is... More 

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Mission, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour here learning more about the history of the country we were about to tour. It is quite inexpensive .

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is just OK and worth going since there is absolutely nothing else to do or see in Belize City.

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South America
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We went here with our 9 year old boy and he enjoyed it very much - not normal for our son to enjoy ANY museum. The part on slavery and human trafficking was really interesting. There is another part on Mayan culture that is nicely made and summarized many of our experiences from visiting several of the ruins. There is... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

The museum is small but things are well displayed and explained. It provides a quick history of Belize, the bad and the good. There were two major installations on loan from other museums when we were there, and I imagine the exhibits change frequently. I can also recommend the washrooms. Those who have wandered around the area for any length... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We toured the museum after we toured the Lamanai Archeological Site the previous day. It was cool to read and see up close what we had just heard about the day before.

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Columbia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a small place to visit but the wonderful thing is that it was a penitentiary. You can imagine how the prisoners where confide when they were in. But the showcase is very interesting as well. You will learn about the Belize's culture and not spend much time on it. Ask a guard to take you a picture with... More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

you get an idea of the history of Belize in a fast and easy way. The explantions aren't to long to read but still interesting.

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