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“Not open on MONDAYS”
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
Columbus, Mississippi
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not open on MONDAYS”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

A visit takes less than an hour. There are lots of stamps, some MAYA jade, past hurricane photos and some propaganda for the current political regime.

Visited January 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“A great way to kill an hour”
Reviewed September 29, 2011

We had an extra hour to kill before heading back to San Pedro on the ferry so we made the quick walk over to the museum and checked it out. Certainly very interesting stuff and a great way to kill an hour. Entrance fee was $5USD per person.

Visited September 2011
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Waterford, Canada
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“Couple of days to spend in Belize City? Check out the Museum of Belize for a quick history lesson.”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Belize City has a well-earned rep as as a city where it is best to stay off the streets at night, but in the day-time it offers some worth-while attractions. As well as the Museum of Belize, you might want to check out the National Arts and Crafts by the Tourist Village, or the Image Factory by the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Terminal for Belizean art and literature.. For shopping stroll down Albert Street and some of its side streets, or, walk down Regent Street to the Coningsby Inn or the Hotel Mopan, both first-rate budget hotels. From there, you can visit the Government House for a retrospective of Belize culture and St.John's Anglican Cathedral. At that point you are 5 minutes walk from Bird's Isle restaurant a picturesque place where many Belizean professtionals meet to eat and greet.
Belize City is a popular jump-off point for many other destinations in Belize. Choose between Caye Caulker and San Pedro Water Taxis for trips to those popular vacation spots. For transportation elsewhere go to the main bus station on Canal Street and catch a bus to the towns of Corazal, Orange Walk, Dangriga, San Ignacio, Belmopan, Placencia and Punta Gorda..
Belize City can be bustling, exuberant, congested and loud, but outside the squak and squalor there exist cocoons of calm and culture and convenient jump-off opportunities.

Visited March 2011
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Panama City, Panama
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“One of the Only Reasons to Go to Belize City”
Reviewed March 31, 2011

Belize City is crowed, noisy, dirty and not very safe. That said, it's worth a visit just for the Museum and a visit to the Anglican Cathedral. Be sure to have lunch at the Tavern and leave the City before nightfall.

Visited March 2011
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Eden Prairie
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“If you like Mayan artifacts, don't pass this up. It's only $5 USD!”
Reviewed February 17, 2008

We had a couple of hours to kill between the water taxi ride from Caye Caulker and going to the airport, so we asked our taxi driver to take us to the museum. We paid for his admission (so we could leave our bags in the cab without wondering if he would take off with them) and he was quite enthusiastic about explaining (sometimes incorrectly) the displays to us.

The museum is housed in the old colonial prison, which is a creative use for the building. Historical information about the country is presented mainly with photos and a couple of videos. The stamp collection of Belize issues is comprehensive.

The main attraction is the beautiful collection of Mayan artifacts. I've never seen any collection with such wonderful and complete Mayan ceramics. The rather small jade collection has a good selection of different types of artifacts. Of course, the famous jade head and mask are the highlights of the jades. They are displays are done quite well. Pictures of the jade head are on the web.

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