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Bob Marley Museum

Bob Marley Museum

6, 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica

The Basics

This home turned museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of Bob Marley, with rooms much as the singer left them (including bullet holes in the wall from a failed 1976 assassination attempt). The museum’s on-site One Love Café features many of Marley’s favorite dishes, while souvenirs and albums are available at the gift shop. All visits include hour-long tours and screenings of a 20-minute informational film. Visitor slots are limited, so it’s wise to book your visit in advance to avoid having to wait.

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Day Trip to The Bob Marley Museum from Montego Bay
Day Trip to The Bob Marley Museum from Montego Bay
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$185.45 per adult
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The tour was amazing! Tour guides...
The tour was amazing! Tour guides were very knowledgeable on Bob Marley and entertaining. Cracked jokes, made you feel welcomed and got the point across of how important and influential Bob Marley is and was. One Love
carl.wilburn, Apr 2016

Recent reviews from experiences in Kingston

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This tour was amazing! The tour...
Carla B, Jan 2018
Bob Marley Museum Admission & Tour from Ocho Rios
This tour was amazing! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Bob Marley, his music, his life. I would recommend this tour if you ever visit Jamaica! I felt so close to Bob Marley as I toured his beautiful home. I didn’t want this tour to end! ❤️
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When planning our recent trip to...
Timothy B, Aug 2017
Bob Marley Museum Admission & Tour from Ocho Rios
When planning our recent trip to Jamaica, my wife really wanted to go to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. I found this tour on Viator, but the price gave me some pause. But we figured why not? and I booked it. And what a tour! Just to be clear, this is a private tour. Our driver, Norman, picked us up at hotel and drove us to and from the museum. He was very friendly and a great guide. During the whole trip, he told us about the areas of the island we were traveling through. The new toll road is quite an achievement, and cuts a great deal of time off the trip. We made it from just outside Ocho Rios to the museum in a little over an hour. While the museum itself is not large, it covers a great deal of information about Bob Marley's life, music, and philosophy, On the return trip, Norman gave us a short tour of Kingston - up into Beverly Hills for an overview of the city, then downtown and by the waterfront. And on the trip back, he took us part of the way on the old road - through the Cobre River Gorge and over the Flat Bridge. While the tour was expensive, it was a great experience and well worth it.
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A trip worth taking to experience...
ANGELA S, Apr 2016
Bob Marley Museum Admission & Tour from Ocho Rios
A trip worth taking to experience the capital city and ambassador of Jamaica. Driving to and from the museum did not seem as long as expected using the new, modern North South Highway and passing through the various landscapes of Jamaica. Going through Kingston brought our pulse rates back up a little with the contrast from the countryside tranquility to the hustle of the city. Although the Kingston environment has a relatively calm city vibe. The Bob Marley Museum house and grounds are true to what I saw in a movie/documentary. The staff was friendly, irie, and funny. Our tour guide from our hotel to the museum was a gentleman and accommodating with our needs of food and drink.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to the Bob Marley Museum is a must for reggae-music lovers.

  • Visitors may not roam the house independently, but the museum runs guided tours every half hour.

  • The ground floor of the house is wheelchair-accessible, but guests unable to mount the stairs won’t be able to experience the whole tour.

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How to Get There

The Bob Marley Museum is located at 56 Hope Road, a long street that runs through the center of Kingston. It's about a 10-minute drive from Emancipation Park or a 20- to 30-minute drive from the Kingston Railway Station downtown. Buses 75 and 76 stop within a short walk of the museum.

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When to Get There

The Bob Marley Museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 9:30am to 4pm. The best time to visit is in February, Jamaica's official Reggae Month (Marley was born on February 6). Special events including lectures and workshops are held all month long on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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Reggae Music

Reggae music continues to thrive in Jamaica and around the world, particularly in places with large Jamaican populations, notably the UK. Numerous subgenres fall under the general reggae heading. Roots reggae is slower and generally features Rastafarianism-related lyrics, while dancehall is a faster-paced, more modern style characterized by pre-produced background tracks or “riddims” that are used by multiple artists and often released on compilation albums.

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