For those travelers making their way to Kingston, you’ll want to be sure to make time for an afternoon at the Bob Marley Museum. Beyond the beaches, waves and endless sun that have long defined the vacation destination of Jamaica, this tropical island is known for its inspiring music and as the home of Bob Marley. For those with a passion for Reggae and its influential beat, there’s no better place to visit than Jamaica when it comes to opportunities to get an inside look at the musician’s early life and career.
An Iconic Home: The Bob Marley Museum
Located at 56 Hope Road in Kingston, the Bob Marley Museum is a meticulously curated space dedicated to the many works and memory of Bob Marley, it is definitely one of the best things to do in Jamaica. The museum is designed within the boundaries of what was once Bob Marley’s home. The famed musician purchased the property in 1975 and spent time living and working there until 1981. Today, the museum offers a variety of tours and experiences that highlight the talent and inspiring of Bob Marley. A traditional home tour costs $25 per person.
The Bob Marley Museum was opened by Rita Marley and contains an impressive collection of Bob Marley’s personal treasures as well as important memorabilia related to his professional endeavors. Guests to the museum are welcome to book a traditional tour of the home or enjoy a combination tour that includes a “making of the music” feature for a cost of $20 per ticket. Beyond personal artifacts, the Bob Marley Museum hosts a record shop and 80-seat theater in addition to a very popular gift shop when you’re looking for the perfect souvenir to remember your excursion by.
Incorporated into the museum is the One Love Café where guests can enjoy a savory meal or snack following an inspiring and informative tour through the home and shops. The café is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm and is known for it’s energizing juices and smoothies. Whether you stop by out of curiosity or are here to pursue a closer look at a lifelong interest in reggae and Bob Marley, this museum has a little something for everyone and is a unique stop along the way in Jamaica.
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