Government House Belize
Built between 1854 and 1857 as a Her Majesty’s Prison while the area was still a British colony, it was a replacement for a wooden prison nearby.
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Built between 1854 and 1857 as a Her Majesty’s Prison while the area was still a British colony, it was a replacement for a wooden prison nearby. It was the Belize City Prison until 1993, when prisoners were then transferred to the Hattieville Prison In 2002, it was restored and renovated into a national museum.
Set in Belize City, the Government House, also known as the House of Culture, served as the seat of government for over 150 years as well as the private residence for numerous notable names. With so much history housed in one spot, it only makes sense that it would now serve as a social and cultural center. While there are no actual exhibits housed at the Government House, it is used for cultural events, and available to be rented out for private functions.
Inside the Government House
You may enjoy staying in Belize City if you plan on visiting Government House/House of Culture, as travelers to this region of Belize will be excited to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. If you want to find a place near Government House/House of Culture, there are a decent selection of nearby accommodations to choose from.
One close-by beach spot that will often bring in many museum guests, is Cucumber Beach.
The opening and closing hours for Government House/House of Culture are not readily available, meaning that your group's top chance at success is calling in advance to confirm the site is operating when you want to visit.
Arrive at this landmark ready to pay the price of admission, which you can determine by calling before you leave.