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. PutMuseum of Belize into our Belize City day trip app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • As had been the case at the national museums & national palaces visited elsewhere in South & Central Americas (with or without actually being called as those for history), it was my initial...  more »
  • The Museum is located in Belize City and is a great visit for the history and architecture of the building (1857) to the information inside. I found the main floor the most interesting as it had a...  more »
  • The Museum of Belize was built in 1857 and served as a colonial prison until 1993. The Museum of Belize was opened in 2002. A must do! There are quite a few amazing artifacts to view. Guaranteed you will learn something you didn’t know before!
  • A pretty good museum. Goes through a lot of history of Belize. We had some time to kill before our flight, so we hit it up early in the morning. Dedicate about 20-40 to see the entire museum. Street parking is a little hard to come by.

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