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Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Must see.

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

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Jessica S
History of Belize

Couldn't leave Belize City without visiting the museum. It was a nice brief history including the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Annie N
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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mayan artifacts” (11 reviews)
“former jail” (7 reviews)
Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

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

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Annie N
Reviewed 6 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
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
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The museum itself is very nice although some of the walls are definitely overdue for a paint job, especially upstairs which is bordering on shabby. Nice exhibit. Website also needs an update because they don't even list prices or opening hours, nor current exhibits. Worth...More

1  Thank karla h
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was a very nice place, where they tell about the history of Belize and the slavery. It cost me 10 Belize dollars (5 us dollars), and it was worth the money. If you want to read everything and see the movie they play, then...More

1  Thank Flemming64
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are a traveler that prefers to walk everywhere, be careful of the pushy panhandlers and tour bus companies that may try to harass you on the streets near the museum. They are harmless, but also very persuasive! Once you get inside the museum,...More

2  Thank AllievoNYC
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I loved wandering around this very informative museum. There were sections on insects, jade from Mayan times, stamps and also slavery in Belize. This was accompanied by a thought provoking reminder that slavery still exists today. There were also example of language and music, information...More

2  Thank Rowena S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Museum of Belize does an excellent job of paying homage to their local culture and history I would highly recommend a visit!

1  Thank vsisnero
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank 1swiftmd
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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).
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