Bob Marley Museum
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The world-famous reggae star's home, displaying Marley's guitar and other artifacts.
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sixmiss6
Winston Salem, NC94 contributions
Sep 2022
I have always been a Bob Marley fan, so learning more about his life and music was amazing. But knowing he actually stood where we stood, and created his timeless songs in the very rooms we attempted to sing them in was incredible.

We walked through the museum, and saw Bob's awards, albums, actual belongings, family photos, and a hand written note Bob himself had jotted. Our tour guide Jonoy (spelling? ) was fun and energetic. He included the music into the tour, letting the lyrics of Bob's music move the tour along, encouraging us all to sing along. Though members of our tour group we were from all over the world, everyone in the group knew the words. It was amazing and our guide made it even more fun and interesting! He was great.

We learned about Rastafarianism, and Bob's beliefs and lifestyle. We also got to meet Bob's friend and fellow musician who told stories about his and Bob's youth, and taught us to play reggae! We saw the bullet holes from the failed assassination attempt and watched a short film highlighting Bob's life and legacy.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Things to know: This tour is not accessible because the museum is still very much as Bob left it. There are light snacks and refreshments available to purchase. The gift shop has cool and reasonably priced souvenirs. You are not able to take photographs inside the museum. There is no ATM on site - so bring some cash to tip your guide. They really are great and we forgot to do this and felt awful.
Written September 8, 2022
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Jayne D
8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to The Bob Marley Museum!
We were staying in Ochi Rios and wondered before going if it would be worth the 90 minute journey to get there. It most certainly was and we would totally recommend anyone who has any interest in Bob Marley to go. We were very impressed with our guide Stephan ( hope I’ve spelt correctly) who was incredibly knowledgeable and answered every question with great enthusiasm! I’m sure the great man himself would have been proud to have this young man working for him.
Written February 1, 2022
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Mrs P
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
I’m American married to a Jamaican with adult and teenage Jamaican children. This tour has been on my things to do list since my first trip to Jamaica. I was finally able to convince them that this Touristy thing would be worth it! They all enjoyed their time and as much knowledge that they thought they had about Bob Marley everyone took something new away. Side note: My 4 year old was bored but that had nothing to do with the tour, he’s four it just wasn’t for him.

Susan (Irie Sue) was our tour guide and she was energetic and personable. She had a great spirit and kept you interested in hearing more. The tour was interactive with call and answer and singing.

The only thing that I thought could be better was the size of the group. I think that the group was a bit large and often made it hard to move around the small rooms to really take in all of the artifacts. Next I would have loved to have a bit more time to look around and take it all in.
Overall I thought it was a great experience and I’m so glad that I was able to do this. I’m also happy to have opened my Jamaican family’s eyes up to something they view as “touristy”.
Written August 4, 2022
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John W
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The Bob Marley museum visit was awful and unsafe. The guided tour should be no more than 8 persons. There were about 25 on ours which was far too many. We questioned the guide regarding him not wearing his mask correctly because he had his mask down around his chin the whole time in the museum and his reply was that he was wearing his mask! At that point we decided to leave as we felt extremely unsafe. He even said to the group that we wouldn’t get Covid as we were in Bob Marley’s house!! We were not offered a refund. This visit was the worst we have ever experienced anywhere and the people running this tour are putting profit before visitors safety.
Written February 4, 2022
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Chell B
Cardiff, UK196 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Went here as part of an organised trip to Bob Marley's former home. Your given time outside to take photos of the grounds and paintings on the walls. Once inside you are not allowed to take photos or videos. Guide is very informative and jolly, sings a few songs along the way. Feels very much like a whistle stop tour, with other groups close behind or crossing over. We did notice somethings that were previously in the house were not now there or mentioned.
Written September 23, 2022
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Ryan M
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Jun 2021 • Family
The tour inside Bob Marley’s home last about 45 minutes that also included information about his recording studio and where he was shot inside the home. It was extremely informative and the only drawback to being the museum if you didn’t get a sense of Day-to-day life inside the home but more of a representation of what his life was like in general. We used Rasta Taxi For transportation from Montego Bay which was about 2 1/2 hours each way and they were extremely accommodating and made extra stops for us so we could see other points of interest. Rasta Taxi also insured that are booking was correct as it was originally miss booked through Expedia as Expedia tried to book the tour on a day the museum was closed. Rasta ensured correct booking to accommodate us.
Written June 12, 2021
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Queen B
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide Irie Sue was phenomenal. She entertained our group from start to finish. Her vibe is very energetic and she had a plethora of charismatic mantras throughout the tour. Her presentation to us was as if she knew Bob Marley personally, and to that I say well done Irie Sue! Full marks.
Written September 2, 2022
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TravelerTheresa
White Plains, NY16 contributions
Jul 2022
This was actually my 2nd time going and although I went 3 years ago, this time it was even more fun and memorable. I'm 50 and I went with a 35 year old and 2 teens and we all had a blast so it's a fun, learning experience for the whole family. Our tour guide (uggh forgot his name, starts with a J!) was amazing and had us singing, laughing and everything else. I feel like I even learned new things I missed the last time. The murals, the home, the clothing, the studio, everything makes you feel like you are in the same room with Bob himself. It is really an authentic experience. However, I read another review about the gift shop and I have to agree, the products should come from Jamaica and the size selection of T-shirts is scarce. Every shirt I wanted, they did not have my size, a large?! Outside of that, I was not disappointed!
Written July 23, 2022
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Chuck E
Baltimore, MD68 contributions
Feb 2022
Great tour! The guide was wonderful and entertaining. The museum shows many of Bob Marley's awards and accolades, and also explains his life story. The movie at the end of the tour also explained what inspired Marley well. Marley was truly a fascinting person, and you'll appreciate his music, even if you're not a reggae fan. Highly recommend spending a couple of hours there!!
Written February 19, 2022
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Diana E
10 contributions
Oct 2022
A very interesting and informative tour, the guide was entertaining and knowledgable, the memorabilia and Marley's personal items, such as guitars and vinyl, amazing to see. My favourite room was of course the music studio - what a gift to be able to see it. I would highly recommend visiting this museum if you're in Kingston.
Written November 25, 2022
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