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Government House, Belize

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Government House, Belize

Government House in 2006

The finest colonial structure in Belize City, Government House (now the House of Culture Museum) is said to have been built to plans by the illustrious British architect Sir Christopher Wren with a combination of Caribbean Vernacular and English Urban architecture.

Erected in 1812, it was once the residence of the Governor General, the Queen's representative in Belize. After the rest of the government moved to Belmopan in the wake of Hurricane Hattie (1961), the house later became a venue for social functions and a guest house for visiting VIPs.

The current Governor General's residence is at Belize House, former British High Commission in Belmopan.

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  • Government House, Museum of Belize & Houses of Culture.


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