Museum of Belize

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Once a prison, in 2002, this expansive property was converted into a museum of cultural importance, the Museum of Belize. More than a cultural museum, however, this spot serves as a center for local children to learn and grow, as it also shares the country's history with visitors.


Collections at the Museum of Belize include a stamp of Queen Victoria circa 1837, historic artifacts, and Maya pottery. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to step inside a well-preserved jail cell.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Belize City if you plan on visiting Museum of Belize, as travelers to this area of Belize will have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. If you want to find a place near the museum, there are quite a few hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

Hotels near Museum of Belize
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mama Chen Guest House Guest house -- --
Sea Breeze Guest House Guest house 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
Three Sisters Guest House Guest house 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) NW
Bella Sombra Guest House Guest house 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) W
Chateau Caribbean Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) SE
Belcove Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.4 km) WSW
North Front Street Guest House Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are multitudes of eateries to select from in the region surrounding the museum. Sumathi Indian Restaurant, which serves up Indian meals, is also the most convenient option for museum visitors. Nerries and Chateau Caribbean offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Chateau Caribbean you and your companions should eat some Asian dishes and experience the Belize culture.


Operating Hours

You should call the museum ahead to get the exact hours of operation.


Show up at this site ready to hand over the cost of admission, which you can determine by phoning beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (501) 223-4524

Location: Belize City, Belize



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