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The Bob Marley Museum

Updated on February 27, 2016

Who is Bob Marley?

If you've been living under a rock for the past few decades and have to ask the question "who is Bob Marley?", in a nutshell, he is the King of Reggae. In a longer explanation, Marley was born on February 6, 1945, with the birth name Robert Nesta Marley. He was born in Jamaica, in the parish of Saint Ann, in poverty. Marley was able to achieve international fame from his distinctive sound and chart-topping reggae hits. He was a musician, songwriter, guitarist and singer who went on to create hits among the worldwide society with the Jamaica-styled music he produced, and is now known to be one of the world's best-selling artists in history. Such hits include One Love, Exodus, and Waiting in Vain. Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36 after being diagnosed years earlier with malignant melanoma. His memory remains of being one of the greatest legends in music and in history.

Malignant melanoma: a type of skin cancer

What is The Bob Marley Museum?

The Bob Marley Museum was the home of the late reggae star which he purchased in 1975. The home is a beautiful colonial-era 19th-century styled architecture located at 56 Hope Road Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I. Home converted museum showcases the life, works and legacy of the musician. The museum comprises of:

  • An 80 seat theatre
  • A photographic gallery
  • A gift shop
  • A cafe

The general entry to visitors is approximately $25 USD for adults and $12 USD for children 4-12. Jamaican students with a valid school ID may join the tour for $5 USD.

Each tour is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Virtual Tour: The Bob Marley Museum

Location: The Bob Marley Museum

Hotels Nearby

  • Christar Villas Hotel
  • The Prestige
  • Williams Guests House
  • Medallion Hall Hotel
  • Spanish Court Hotel
  • Shirley Retreat Hotel
  • The Gardens
  • Mayfair Hotel
  • Indies Hotel
  • Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa

Places to Eat Nearby

  • Norma's on the Terrace
  • Jade Garden
  • Chilitos Jamexican Food
  • TGI Friday's
  • CRU Bar and Kitchen
  • Dragon City Restaurant
  • Golden Gate Restaurant
  • Ribbiz UltraLounge
  • Pushpa's Indian Restaurant
  • Raffaele's Gourmet Pizza

On United States President, Barack Obama's official visit to the island of Jamaica in 2015, a visit to the Bob Marley Museum was at the top of the list to sight-see. The museum is a must-see for thousand of tourist visits to the island yearly.

President Barack Obama: The Bob Marley Museum

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