The Crooked Tree Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, established 2018, is a community educational organization committed to sharing the deep history of the lower Belize River Watershed. Our mission is to collect, display, study, and exhibit material culture that tells the rich stories that comprise this history in order to advance knowledge and understanding of the people that have shaped Belize over time.
For over 10,000 years the lower Belize River Watershed has been home to many people. From ancient to modern times the watershed has shaped the way people travel, eat, and settle the land. In turn, people have also transformed the landscape to meet their own needs. The deep history of the lower Belize River Watershed tells the story of this human-environment interaction and the ways it has both changed and remained the same over time.
What You’ll See:
The museum’s collection includes artifacts from pre-ceramic, ancient Maya, and contemporary Kriol culture, as well as a wide array of archival maps and images depicting live in colonial era and modern Belize. The museum also has opportunities for visitors of all ages to experience history and culture through hands-on interactive displays.
Our current hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.