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Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Well worth the little walk

The museum is small but things are well displayed and explained. It provides a quick history of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Fernie, Canada
Great Museum

We toured the museum after we toured the Lamanai Archeological Site the previous day. It was cool... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank EJH44
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.

Thank pjg90249
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...More

Thank jariz_2000
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Lies D
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great little museum within walking distance of town. Very nicely maintained, plenty of information on history and very informative. Well worth a visit

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

Thank msl50birm
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...More

Thank Carla J
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank q1964
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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Akira Gladys H
What can we do on our own once we depart the cruise ship on the 28th of December? Can we walk from port to town and museum? Thanks for your help. Gladice
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).
Is this facility handicap accessible? One person in our party is in a wheelchair.she can do minimal stairs and slight inclines if needed.
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