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Museum of Belize

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Address: Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: +501 223-4524
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Tuesday - Saturday

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Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

                    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Monday - Closed to the public

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Great rainy day museum

Was a perfect destination for our last day in town, since it was raining. Interesting insights to the city history and Belize culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short walk from Radisson. Fascinating look at early logging of mahogany, rise of slavery, entrenched colonialism, giving way to independence.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Was a perfect destination for our last day in town, since it was raining. Interesting insights to the city history and Belize culture.

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to the Museum on Belize on the first morning of our trip. It was a great way to get started. While it was only a small exhibit, it gave us a good overview of the cultural and natural history of the country. The insect room is a must see!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is not large but has great exhibits and is very educational. You will learn a lot about the history of Belize, starting when it was colonized by the British as British Honduras. Gives an honest depiction about the history of slavery in Belize. Museum guides and security are very friendly and knowledgeable; be sure to talk to them... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I didn't know much about Belize before I went there but this museum had some really interesting insights. They had an exhibit on slavery in Belize and it was heart wrenching and quite informative. Upstairs they had an exhibit on insects from the country as well as history. It isn't the biggest and fanciest museum but it was great! Would... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'm not going to say this museum is on the caliber of The Prado. However, Spain has had a lot more time to get it together and did do so, in part, by means of slavery. The current exhibit at the Museum of Belize focuses primarily on the slavery that occurred in British Honduras for the harvesting of tropical forest... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the best stop we found in Belize City. There is a brief history of Belize but the best thing is the gift shop. It has great things from Belize and at very reasonable prices. We found several of the same items throughout town and at the airport and they were all at least double the price of the... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

museum was rich in history, including the Mayan culture, the slavery, the kriol culture, and the independence from Britain.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Honestly this museum really isnt worth your time. Unless you're stuck in Belize for a few hours with literally nothing to do. Short on any kind of information or in depth history I cant really remember much of this place. Not massively easy to find. Unless its a rainy day skip this one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I did not find many places to get a sense of the history of Belize in one place. This museum is not large, but interesting as it is in an old prison building.

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