Gulisi Garifuna Museum

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.

What to Expect

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.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Dangriga if you plan on visiting Gulisi Garifuna Museum, as visitors to this region of Belize will have the benefit of easy museum access for the duration of their trip. With only a small number of hotels in the area around Gulisi Garifuna Museum, only moderate tourist movement can be anticipated.

Hotels near Gulisi Garifuna Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Chaleanor Hotel Hotel -- --
D's Hostel Hostel -- --
Pal's Guest House Motel -- --
Bonefish Hotel Hotel -- --
Sky Flower Placencia Hotel -- --
Pelican Beach Resort Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

If outdoor pursuits are also on your Belize vacation checklist, visit Hummingbird Beach, the most convenient beach to access from Gulisi Garifuna Museum.

Information

Operating Hours

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.

Payment

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.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (501) 669-0639

Location: 59 Commerce Street , Dangriga, Belize

Website: http://www.ngcbelize.org/

Email: ngcbelize@gmail.com

 

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