The Museum of Belize

FORMER PRISON NOW SAFEGUARDS TREASURES… built in 1857, Her Majesty’s Prison housed hapless criminals until 2002 when it was converted to a museum…with all the rich heritage inside, it would be a crime to miss it.” ~ Destination Belize 2007


In 1998, the Belize Government handed over the Old Prison to NICH and the Museum of Belize. For the next two years the old prison building was fully refurbished with the financial assistance from both Mexico and Taiwan. On February 7th, 2002, the Museum of Belize was officially declared open.

This is done by encouraging Belizean students and visitors to tour the museum and attend the ongoing lecture series.At The Museum of Belize (MOB) we are dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of objects of scientific, historical or artistic interest.

  • Come see the earliest stamp of Belize depicting Queen Victoria (1837).
  • Walk into a well-preserved jail cell and feel like an inmate.
  • View the lovely Buenavista Vase that depicts the mythical Maya Hero Twins dancing in victory over the Lords of Xibalba.
  • …all this and more on exhibit at the Museum of Belize in Belize City.

* Visiting Information

We are located at 8 Gabourel Lane,Central Bank Compound, Belize City.

Opening Hours is Tuesday-Thursday :8:00am-5:00pm ;Friday-Saturday:8:00-04:30pm.

Tel:(501)223-4524  Fax:(501)223-0795