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Museum of Belize

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Address: Belize City, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 223-4524

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday


Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

                    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Monday - Closed to the public

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Interesting place

Very informative and close to The Celebrity restaurant. Safe area in the daytime. Would advise this area after dark

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Keith H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative and close to The Celebrity restaurant. Safe area in the daytime. Would advise this area after dark

Thank Keith H
Birmingham, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrating 15 years of operation, the museum offers a view of the history of slavery, Mayan and jade use historically. The building is the former jail. There is a display of postage stamps over several years. School groups abound and a docent provides a great many details. As with all of Belize, the people are so good and helpful you... More 

Thank msl50birm
San Ignacio, Belize
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with the landscape, building and great presentation of the historical artifacts and information in this small but lovely museum. I was part of a big group, yet our guide was very informative and she - born and raised in the Southside area of Belize, did a great job. I will go back- perhaps on my own or... More 

Thank Carla J
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The collections are all over the place ; stamps, bottles, slavery history, currency, Maya art and info,... Its housed in the former prison and there is a "preserved" cell as well. The museum is a nice 1-3 hour activity on a rainy day or a day when you don't have a lot of time but want to see / do... More 

Thank q1964
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
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149 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

After going to the Altun Ha Ruins we stop in the museum to keep learning a little more about the different pyramids in Belize, Central America and Mexico. They have some of the jewelry they found inside the tombs at the Altun Ha Ruins.

Thank Galloza89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Needing a quick and less strenuous half day before boarding our plane to return home, we took a cab to the Museum of Belize in Belize City. Housed in a former jail and located closed to the waters edge, we spent about an hour and a half reading all the history and learning about the slavery and the mahogany tree... More 

Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Maya jade artifacts and history of Belize well worth the visit a wonder-full insect and stamp collection

Thank Gerald S
Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A small but valuable museum ! Artistically arranged , clearly explained history of several aspects of Belize's past......among other subjects , enslavement and indigenous peoples' history have special exhibits.....coins and stamps......friendly and helpful staff......a small gift shop......all surprisingly well done with obvious skill and budget .....just a 5 minute walk from the BelizeExpress ferry terminal ; if you are waiting... More 

Thank timothynelms
Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

First floor of the converted prison gives you a glimpse into the slave trade & the logging industry. Second floor explores the Mayan origins of Belize. Overall, a great way to spend an afternoon...

1 Thank Phil H
Vine Grove, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The museum was a great educational experience for our children and me also. It was clean and very organized. I enjoyed the experience.

Thank LWimberly33

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