Museum of Belize

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


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.


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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