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Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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good for a couple of hours

The museum itself is very nice although some of the walls are definitely overdue for a paint job... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
karla h
Miami, Florida
Nice and informative.

It was a very nice place, where they tell about the history of Belize and the slavery. It cost me... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
New Delhi, India
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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mayan artifacts” (11 reviews)
“former jail” (7 reviews)
Belize City, Belize
Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4524
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Reviewed July 17, 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 May 25, 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 May 16, 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 May 7, 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 May 3, 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 April 29, 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
Reviewed April 17, 2017

A two story small museum, very interesting historical information if you can take a bit of time to relax and read the information. They allow photos. The museum covers a wide range of topics. The displays are really well done. I especially liked the drawings...More

1  Thank Steven R
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The Museum of Belize is not like one of those very large and elaborate museums in larger countries but a bit small. It is where this museum is housed in (a part of the only prison that served the colony known as British Honduras or...More

Thank Wellington2013
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We spent about an hour here learning more about the history of the country we were about to tour. It is quite inexpensive .

Thank cmcl15
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The museum is just OK and worth going since there is absolutely nothing else to do or see in Belize City.

Thank Mahroo
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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