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Museum of Belize

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Museum of Belize

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Myo M wrote a review 16 Jan
Coquitlam, Canada19,013 contributions615 helpful votes
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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 expectation of this museum to be one for the national history but which instead turned out to be some "multi-themed" kind of museum with yes history as one of the themes (specifically the colonial history with an "emphasis on slavery" as can be learned from a number of big info displays & also to see some text-and-sketch depictions of piracy in the colonial time) but also including non-history themes from modern art (not too impressive of a collection of "small paintings" though) to Mayan archaeology (just fairly few artifacts in scattered glass cases) to ecology as relating to birds & insects which are native to the country (some different species in limited numbers but some stuffed birds quite impressive to look at) with each theme just kind of "lightly touched on", I would say, so just not much time is needed to cover the two levels of this museum. And so actually, more than by the pretty average interior, I was impressed by an "outward grandness" of this long rectangular heritage-styled building with a nice lawn in front for a great view from either end of the building (definitely on a smaller scale but generally in a similar style as the Palacio Nacionals elsewhere in Central America such as those of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico). And not too close to this museum but just on the same side of the Creek are "2 landmarks" of the country, namely Baron Bliss Lighthouse & the colorful 'Belize' sign (at a "serene location" right by the sea should not be missed for some great pics not just with one but with both landmarks in "the same pic"). .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Scott wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
The Museum is located in Belize City and is a great visit for the history and architecture of the building (1857) to the information inside. I found the main floor the most interesting as it had a lot of information related to Belize, slavery and the building as an old jail where the second floor was more general info on pirates, birds and insects. All in all a nice place to visit and see what they have, especially if you are on a time line as you can go as quick or slow as you like. Enjoy :0)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Trek-Always wrote a review Mar 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia2,359 contributions2,991 helpful votes
This small museum is nicely done and has good English signage. It covers slavery, history, piracy, birds, and a few other things. You can cover all of it in an hour or so. Glad we went. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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B1714D wrote a review Mar 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8,230 contributions2,290 helpful votes
Out of our 2 hrs total for visiting the entire city, we spent here half an hour (without kids who stayed at the entrance and begged to return to the ship). There's literally nothing to do in Belize city, so if you're not going on any tour I suggest visiting this small museum to fill some time. It's set in a former prison, dealing with prehistoric period, slavery, pirates and Maya culture on two floors.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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murali8121 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India788 contributions142 helpful votes
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Open 8.30 am till 5.00 pm Tuesday till Saturday. Entry fee Belize dollars 10.00. Housed in a brick building built in 1857 as the main jail. There are plenty of exhibits in two floors and some write ups which explains the hardships they went through. Many of the best Mayan pieces found in Belize were taken away to other countries. There is a small gift shop too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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