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

Belize City is a good option for those wishing to visit Museum of Belize, since visitors to this region of Belize will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There are a good number of lodgings in the area near this landmark.

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

One nearby beach that will often attract some museum patrons, is Cucumber Beach.


Operating Hours

Give the museum a call before you visit to determine the exact hours of operation.


To find out how much the museum charges, you should call Museum of Belize ahead of time to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (501) 223-4524

Location: Belize City, Belize



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