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“mayan artifacts”(11 reviews)
“old jail”(8 reviews)
Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not all too many rooms and exhibits, but really well done and informative. downstairs there s a bigger part on the history of slavery in Belize, depressive, but also impressive, well documented and displayed. also downstairs there is a little art exhibition of Belizian painters....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We visited on a weekday afternoon, hardly any other visitors. The Museum is housed in the old colonial prison, but you would never know. Your suggested path begins with a frank 'discussion' and exhibit of the role that slavery paid here. We found it engaging....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Amazed at the room that up to 6 people would share. A great history lesson on the slaves and the creole language. I always wondered why their accent sounded very close to a Jamaican patois.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cubatravler
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had a late flight so booked a local archaeologist for a personal tour of Altun Ha. Started at the Museum of Belize to go through the history of the Mayans for a full understanding of what we were going to experience at the ruin...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CaboKip
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I was looking for an art or history museum. When I got inside it smelled like mold and generally the museum had a makeshift kind of appearance. When I asked the guide what is inside, it sounded a bit boring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TrippinNewYorker
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This museum in the old jail is informative, interesting and eclectic. We really enjoyed it all. The local art exhibition on the ground floor was an added bonus and the displays on slavery and colonisation were moving and well presented.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I loved the museum. It is dimly lit in certain areas but otherwise a very enriching experience. The front desk person was very helpful and there is free WiFi if you’d like to upload photos instantly. Do not miss the upstairs portion, especially if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maya-302
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It's a pretty small museum but for $5 USD, it was a nice way to kill some time out of the sun. Spent about an hour and a half there, could be completed in under an hour truly. There were only 3 exhibits when I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Belize Museum is a small but well-presented exhibition space in what used to be the mail jail. Mayan (and other) history is well done and the sad sections on the slave trade are important reminders of the past. Recommended for a brief visit at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hallomega
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Wow, lots to see and just the history it self about the building. Very knowledgeable and kind staff to assist you. Restrooms and museum are clean inside and out. Just go and check it out.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ixchel27, General Manager at Museum of Belize, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed the day

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Akira Gladys H
December 19, 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).
December 9, 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