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Museum of Belize, Belize City

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Learn about Belize’s history as you tour Museum of Belize. The museum, which was built in 1857, was originally a prison. Once protecting citizens from criminals, it now safeguards valuable artifacts of cultural and historical significance. Head inside the 19th century, two-storey building to find Mayan exhibits dating back some 3,000 years, an insect exhibit, collections of coins and stamps, and many cultural exhibits relating to many of the nation’s ethnicities. You can also learn about the prison’s history, as well discovering what life was like during colonial times. PutMuseum of Belize into our Belize City day trip app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The wonderful Museum of Belize warmly welcomes visitors who will learn a lot from the museum exhibits about Belizean history -- especially regarding slavery and Belize's Creole language. Upstairs... 
    The wonderful Museum of Belize warmly welcomes visitors who will learn a lot from the museum exhibits about Belizean history -- especially regarding slavery and Belize's Creole language. Upstairs...  more »
  • As had been the case at the national museums & national palaces visited elsewhere in South & Central Americas (with or without actually being called as those for history), it was my initial... 
    As had been the case at the national museums & national palaces visited elsewhere in South & Central Americas (with or without actually being called as those for history), it was my initial...  more »
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  • Small museum but great history on Belizean slaves inside the old prison. Also an art gallery featuring a local artist, old coins, and a history of birds.
  • Amazing museum with a great special 20th anniversary exhibit of works by Belizean contemporary artist (also a musician) Pen Cayetano. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff as well.

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