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Review of Museum of Belize

Museum of Belize
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Belize City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The museum is housed in the former prison and good use is made of the stone building to showcase glimpses of past lifestyles in Belize and her surrounding countries. Even the building itself has an interesting history, with the stone being shipped over by Great Britain many years ago.
We felt our visit to the museum provided a good text and background to the country that we had just arrived to spend time exploring, and there were plenty of things to learn that indeed could not be gleaned from the usual guidebooks, not to mention viewing the artefacts on display.
For an entrance fee of USD 5.00, the museum is excellent value.
I feel obliged to add that to visit the museum in order to pass the time if the weather is inclement or to take advantage of the air conditioning, is to do it a great injustice!

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

In this museum you can learn a lot about history and the mayans. Entrance fee is 5 $. The museum has a very good airconditioning for hot days :)

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a very small but well maintained museum. It provides you with some history and many artifacts of Belize. Something nice to do if the weather is bad or you need something to do "in-between" other activities.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had an afternoon to spend in Belize City so we decided to go look for some souvenirs. After purchasing the souvenirs that we wanted, we were really hot and decided to go to the museum since it was nearby. It seemed like a safe neighborhood for walking. We didn't have any problems. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice, cool, and refreshing the museum was. The air conditioning was wonderful! It was worth the $5 entrance fee just for the AC. The museum is in the old jail. The inside of the building is really neat. I loved the old stamp collection and the insect exhibit. Other exhibits included mayan history, history about the jail, logging and transportation history. There was a small gift shop. The bathrooms were clean. A good visit for an hour or 2...maybe longer if you want to stay in the air conditioned building! It's worth a stop if you have a few hours to spare in Belize City.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

compared to the other sites in Belize City this is the best. A lot of this stuff could be learned from wikipedia. there are a few artifacts here to chronicle belizean history.

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