The National Garifuna Council and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) are excited to announce that the Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga which celebrates Garifuna culture and history is now open.

The museum was inaugurated on November 18, 2004. Exhibits and funding were donated by hundreds of people and businesses throughout Belize.

The museum offers a full multimedia experience for the visitor. You will learn the origins of the Garifuna people, their history and customs. You will be able to hear the beating of the drums, see a full sized working garden of traditional plants and herbs, and experience the traditional dancing.

The museum is named after Gulisi, a Garifuna heroine who survived the deportation to Roatan after being exiled from the island of St. Vincent. Gulisi came with her 13 children to Belize and founded the settlement of Punta Negra (a small village in the Toledo District).

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon 
Closed on Sunday.

Appointments to view the museum can be made outside the opening hours by contacting the curator, Mr. Peter Ciego. He may be reached at or 605-1272.

Entrance fees:
Belizeans and Residents BZ$5.00
Others US$5.00
High School Students with ID BZ$2.00
Primary School Students with ID BZ$0.50

Contact: +501 669 0639