Museum of Belize

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The Museum of Belize is an art and history museum in Belize City, Belize.

History[edit]

Built between 1854 and 1857[1] as a Her Majesty’s Prison while the area was still a British colony, it was a replacement for a wooden prison nearby. It was the Belize City Prison until 1993, when prisoners were then transferred to the Hattieville Prison[2]

In 2002, it was restored and renovated into a national museum.

Exhibitions[edit]

It features exhibits of Maya artifacts and explores some 3,000 years of Maya history, the prison's history, colonial life, and cultural exhibits of the many ethnic groups of the nation.

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