On November 18, 2004, the Gulisi Garifuna Museum opened to the public, finally offering a place to locals and tourists alike to learn about the Garifuna culture, which is prevalent to this day in the southern Belize town of Dangriga. Named for a Garifuna heroine who founded Punta Negra in the Toledo District, this museum is a must for anyone interested in local culture and history.
Exhibits include a history of the Garifuna people, a look at their customs and traditions, a tour of a working garden filled with traditional herbs and plants of the Garifuna, and a live showing of the Garifuna drums and traditional dance.
Located within a spacious Spanish-style building, the property looks to be a large family home re-purposed as a museum.
Those wishing to visit Gulisi Garifuna Museum may choose to book their trip in Dangriga, as travelers to this area of Belize will be excited to have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. Even though the area isn't jam-packed with visitors, you'll nevertheless find a sizable selection of hotel options to pick from.
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Gulisi Garifuna Museum patrons seeking additional activities will be interested in Hummingbird Beach, a beach in the region, and an ideal place to relax in the sand following a trip to this site.
Gulisi Garifuna Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday, but appointments can be made to see the museum on off hours by contacting the curator.
Tourists will pay $5(USD) to enter the museum, while locals pay BZ$5 unless they are high school students who may enter for BZ$2 or primary students who pay just BZ$0.50.
Phone Number: (501) 669-0639
Location: 59 Commerce Street , Dangriga, Belize
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