Bob Marley Museum in Kingston

When the president of the United States visited Jamaica the only tourist attraction on his itinerary was the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.

Bob Marley is one of Jamaica’s most famous musical exports of Jamaica.  Not many countries can claim they have created a whole musical genre, Jamaica can, and Bob Marley is the undisputed King of Reggae.

The Bob Marley museum is the former home of Bob Marley details.   It is not his birth place; Bob Marley was originally from nine miles in St. Ann.

If you are an ardent Bob Marley fan his childhood home in St. Ann Jamaica is worth a visit.  The drive to get there is worth it.

You will have the opportunity to see the rural areas of Jamaica, it’s a great opportunity to see another side of Jamaica.

Before Bob Marley became a reggae superstar he lived in Trench Town Kingston there is another tourist attraction that shows you how Bob Marley lived when he first came to Kingston and before he became a musical superstar.

The Bob Marley Museum is located in the heart of Kingston in close proximity to the major hotels in New Kingston.  The museum is around  5 minutes away from most hotels in Kingston.

Description of Bob Marley Museum Tour & Bob Marley Museum Facts

The Bob Marley Museum is located on Hope Road in Jamaica.  This location was the former house and recording studio of Bob Marley.  The remains the same as it was back in Bob Marley’s day.

This tour will give you some insight into the reggae stars life and his philosophies.  You will also get to view Bob Marley’s many gold and platinum records.

There is also a replica of Bob Marley’s first record shop and various media clippings from Bob Marley’s last concert.  The culmination of the tour is a 20 minute film providing further insight about Bob Marley.

The former recording studio out back is now an exhibition hall with some wonderful photos of Bob, and a theatre, where the tour closes with a 20-minute film.

There’s another recording studio inside the house, which his sons occasionally use for solo projects.  There are a variety of Bob Marley souvenirs available at the gift shop and if you are hungry there is a one love café on premises that serves Ital snacks and juices.

Where is Bob Marley From

Bob Marley was born in nine mile Jamaica in St. Ann.  There is a tourist attraction in Nine Miles that educates you about Bob Marley.

Interesting Facts about Bob Marley

  • Nine Mile St. Ann is the birth place of Bob Marley.
  • Bob Marley and his friends Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh named their band the Wailing Wailers because they were ghetto sufferers.  The name of the band was later shortened to the Wailers.
  • Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981. In one day 40,000 people filed past his body as it lay in state in the National Arena in Jamaica.
  • February 6th is celebrated as Bob Marley day.
  • Tuff Gong is the name of Bob’s recording studio.
  • In 1978 Bob Marley received the United Nations peace medal of the third world.
  • The Bob Marley song “One Love” was proclaimed the song of the millennium by BBC.
  • On Presidents Obama’s inaugural visit to Jamaica the first please he visited was the Bob Marley museum.

Bob Marley Studio – Tuff Gong Studio

The Bob Marley Studio more popularly known as the Tuff Gong Studio is located on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston Jamaica.

Tuff Gong has a recording studio and record shop on premises.  This studio is one of the largest studios in the Caribbean.

Tuff Gong offers you a tour where you can have a look at their old and new recording studio and their interactive music room.  You can combine this tour with the Bob Marley museum.

Where is the bob marley museum located in Jamaica

The Bob Marley Museum is located on Hope Road.  It is around 5 minutes from Devon House another popular tourist attraction in Kingston.

If you are staying in New Kingston, the area where most of the hotels in Kingston are located the Bob Marley museum is a 10 minute drive.  The exact address of the Bob Marley museum is located below:

56 Hope Road
Kingston 6

Bob Marley Museum Gift Shop

The gift shop sells Bob Marley memorphilia, Reggae clothing and other Jamaican items.

Bob Marley museum opening hours

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 am  4:00 pm

Bob Marley Museum Cost

Adults: US $25
Children 4 – 12: US $12
Combo Ticket (Same day tour of Tuff Gong International and Bob Marley Museum:  US $40/ Children: US $24

Bob Marley Tour Duration
The tour lasts for approximately 1 ¼ hours.  The first tour is 9:30 am, the last tour is 4:00 pm.

Bob Marley Museum Tour from Montego Bay

The travel time is 3 hours

Bob Marley Museum Tour from Ocho Rios

The travel time is 50 minutes.

Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

The travel time is 15 minutes from most hotels in Kingston


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