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, since those visiting this area of Belize will have easy access to this museum during their visit. Although the area isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you will still find a fair selection of hotel options to pick from.

Hotels near Gulisi Garifuna Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Flomon's Guest House Guest house -- --
Jungle Huts Lodge Lodge -- --
Double H. Guest House Guest house -- --
Chaleanor Hotel Hotel -- --
Riverside Hotel Hotel -- --
D's Hostel Hostel -- --
Ruthie's  Cabanas Cottages -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a solid option for guests looking to find a variety of local restaurants. The closest place to eat is Roots Kitchen, which serves Caribbean dishes. Also within a short distance, you'll find restaurants including Cheng Wai and Ivy Restaurant so with any luck, at least one of these nearby options will placate the whole group.

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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