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

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 convenient access to the museum during their visit. Although this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a fair selection of accommodations to choose 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 patrons may also be interested in visiting Hummingbird Beach, a nearby beach, and a good option for those hoping to do a bit of sunbathing after visiting this location.

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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