Corozal Museum

Northern Belize

Called 'A Window to the Past,' the exhibit at this little museum focuses on the experience of the East Indian population, who arrived around 1838 as indentured servants working on the sugar plantations, but also features traditional items from other ethnic groups. It's located about a half-mile south of town right on the Philip Goldson Hwy.

There are other small cultural museums covering Maya and Garifuna culture in villages surrounding Corozal; contact the Corozal House of Culture for directions and to check when it's open.

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1. Corozal House of Culture

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2. Town Hall

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A colorful and graphic mural by Belizean-Mexican artist Manual Villamor Reyes enlivens the lobby of the town hall. The mural depicts episodes from Corozal…

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At the center of town, this fort was built in 1849 by Caste War refugees for protection from attacks by hostile Maya. Only the remains of the brick corner…

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An art-deco monument built in in 1943 to honor Mexico's independence and Reform movement heroes.