Bob Marley Museum
Bob Marley Museum
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • VancityAdventure
    Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bob Marley's House | Mausoleum In The Village Of Nine Miles, Jamaica | Vancity Adventure
    Bob Marley House Tour at Jamaica's Nine Miles. The tomb or mausoleum where the reggae legend Bob Marley was born. View my vlog to see the family's home (which is like a museum) and the historic home with Bob's room and lone bed. Moreover, there were the tombs of Bob Marley's mother, Cedella Marley Booker, and Robert Nesta Marley. Not Recommened for Children, Enjoy! Welcome to Vancity Adventure, Where we love to Adventure and Overland!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Jamar whyte
    Montego Bay, Jamaica38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    The bob marley museum is an amazing place to visit to know all about bob marley and the cultural reggae music. Visiting will have you gain all knowledge about the past years get you authentic souvenirs and musical festival buy the live band live performance. Where the legend was born and laid to rest the lifestyle he had and much more
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written June 14, 2024
  • Claudine malcolm
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and entertaining
    I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Bob Marley. The tour was informative and entertaining presentation! Our tour guide had a fabulous voice and obviously loves what she's doing! The ground were enjoyable especially being offered freshly harvested mangoes from the surrounding trees. The pre-tour process was poorly coordinated. It was chaotic and started late.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 25, 2024
  • iamjujubites
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee215 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If You're Close, If Not Don't Bother
    Once we actually got on with the tour it was ok. But the lead up wasn't the best. We were dropped off inside the gates and led up the stairs where a lady tried to sell us a candle, then led to a bar where we were yet again asked to buy something. Then after the tour starts about halfway through there is a band that is playing near a restaurant and soda where, you guessed it, you're encouraged to buy something! The grounds were beautiful, the scenery unmatched, but the haze of purchases was too much. Seeing Bob's final resting place was nice but I expected more of museum type experience and all I got was a couple of houses and a tour guide who asked for a tip at the end. The trek to Nine Mile wasn't worth the time we spent there.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 26, 2024
  • Dream61891563994
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Self-guided and avoided hassle
    Despite all the comments saying this is a terrible drive in to the mountains, don't be put off. The roads were not as bad as expected, and despite almost zero signposts (to make you take a guide / driver?), we found the locals really helpful every time we asked for directions by simply shouting 'Nine Mile?' out of the window. Just note that the actual venue is also not clearly signposted. Look out for a green metal gate on the left as you come up the hill in Nine Mile. We used Island Car Rentals to hire a car just for a couple of days so we could get to a few of the main tourist places and then drive back to the airport. Was much less stressful than we had anticipated. And because we got there for opening time, there was no hassle from the weed sellers outside (again, something people said was terrible). Of course, that also meant that the guides were not out of bed either and we had to wait 40mins for anyone to come to take us around. But that also meant that all the hassle at every shop or bar or band that many people mention didn't happen either. It was just the two of us, no other visitors, and very peaceful. Lovely to see where Bob was born and now rests in peace. And felt like we paid our respects. So - get there for around 0930hrs, self-drive without trepidation, and avoid all the hassle and cost of those very expensive tours.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2024
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lisaprice_10
London, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I love Bob Marley and felt I had to visit his Mausoleum. I loved seeing his old bedroom with its single bed and of course where he is buried. The only things I didn't like were the band playing Bob Marley tribute songs badly and the elderly male tour guide that hurried us (my Mum & I) when we wanted to take longer. Both were just obsessed with tips and it ruined the experience. On the plus side the Rastafarians waiting outside the closed gates made me cry with their loyalty to Bob and one called out 'respect' to me as I drove past in the taxi.
Written January 19, 2020
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nigejus
Mansfield, UK245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I aren’t really Reggae fans but felt like we needed to visit Bob Marley’s resting place, otherwise known as 9 mile, while we were in Jamaica. 9 mile is the place where Bob Marley was born, grew up and is now buried there.

9 mile is a long and bumpy road through the mountains of Jamaica. You pass through some fantastic scenery which is worth the trip alone.
When you get to 9 mile be prepared to be approached and offered Marijuana in all sorts of forms either cake, tea or smoke. It is accepted in Jamaica that you use it for personal use.

When you get in the estate you will be met by a guide who are usually Rastafarians. We had the good fortune of having Captain Crazy who is apparently famous and can be found on YouTube. He was truly crazy but certainly entertaining and informative.

Throughout the tour you pass through the parents house and then a band that played some of his songs with of course Captain Crazy leading the lyrics. We then passed through some gates and walked up a driveway to the Mausoleum itself. There are a number of buildings here including a church, Bob Marley’s bedroom, the tomb of his mother and then finally the place where Bob and his brother are buried themselves. Be aware you do have to take your shoes off when you walk around these final buildings.

It is within this area you spend a lot of the tour as Captain Crazy told us where Bob used to lay while he wrote his songs etc, resting his head in a famous rock that is still there today.

The tour is an eye opener and very worth doing even if you aren’t a Reggae fan. It is still one thing you have to do whilst in Jamaica and I’m glad I did it.
Written February 9, 2020
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Mark S
Hereford, UK586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
We hired a driver and car through a local recommendation (probably a mistake) - although was not willing to be ripped off by TUI and spend a day on a cramped bus. We wanted to go cross country to see some ‘real’ Jamaica - despite the uncomfortable car (our fault) the journey was interesting in so much as you see numerous villages and realise just how little the average Jamaican has. The museum itself is basically a very small house complex, populated by tip-obsessed ‘guides’ and unimpressive shops selling farcically overpriced trinkets (eg. a small bag of ‘out of date’ Marley coffee beans for $40). We enjoyed seeing where the legend was born, grew up, and where he is now laid to rest. Entrance/The tour cost $30 per head and takes about 15mins. We enjoyed it. Were underwhelmed as it could be so much more. I am none the wiser about Bob’s music for example!
Written December 19, 2021
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KTP10-21
Agawam, MA17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Tough to put into words how disappointing this was. The tour guide was useless, as we didn't learn one thing about the legend that we didn't already know. Be prepared for a lot of climbing...be prepared to walk around barefoot through his home...and be prepared to be offered pot numerous times on the tour. There was very little organization, as tour groups were running into each other throughout the entire tour. Just a bad overall experience...
Written January 31, 2020
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Leiden, The Netherlands92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
If Bob Marley means nothing to you, maybe this is not the thing for you. It's a long drive to a mountain in the middle of Jamaica and $30 a person entrance fee + tips for the musicians and guide. You walk through in abt an hour. But if the music speaks to you, it's pretty impressive to be at the mausoleum, and see where he lived as a child. The beer and marihuana are optional, although legal (and pressed upon) in the museum.
Written May 14, 2022
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Kenny M
East Kilbride, UK57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Decided to go on this day out as basically I’m in Jamaica and it’s a bit of history. The actual tour was pretty short as it’s all very compact where he was born, lived and burial place. But a tick box exercise to say I’ve been there.

But what really annoyed me was when we went to Mount Zion to see his burial place the guide locked the steel gates. Didn’t think any of it at the time. But at the end of the tour the only way out was back out of the steel gates, that were now locked.

The guide then showed the entire party a large sign saying “Tip your guide”. The door remained locked….

He explained all profit this place makes goes to his boss and his bank, they don’t get profit share. The door remained locked…….

Eventually, after he had us almost in tears with the sad story about how poor Jamaicans are the door opened, but only just.

Just enough to allow one person out at a time as he put his hand out for a tip. No tip and you are stuck in Bob Marley land fir good me thinks! Suppose I could get stoned on the drugs being openly sold in the street!

For his cheek I gave him $1 and buggered off back to my bus!
Written September 21, 2022
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Susan L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Myself and my daughter had a brilliant time it was a dream for me.loved every second of our visit we will never forget our time at bobs home. Big shout out to captain crazy he was a scream loved singing my favourite bobs song jamming with him Ya Mon. Hope we will be back in the future ONE LOVE♥️
Written February 14, 2020
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IBRADS21
Essex England4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is my sixth time in Jamaica so I thought it was about time I took this tour.
The drive up is very rough so I would recommend getting a driver or joining a tour if you are not used the roads.
Google maps didn’t quite take us to the gate so we narrowly avoided getting scammed by some guys outside proclaiming to do the tour for $60! They then followed us until we could escape into the gate. If following a map look for the main gate or follow a tour bus to the correct location.
The tour was very short and we were expected to tip the band, tip the tour guide. We were not shown the Marley family home, only Bobs bedroom and his and his mother’s mausoleums.
All in all I am sad to say I would not recommend this tour, its is overpriced and wasn’t worth the long journey.
The only positive was that I got to pay my respects to the legend himself. Jah bless
Written June 6, 2024
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David C
Nottingham, UK430 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Visited with my wife and felt a bit awkward getting there as there were loads of men trying to sell you stuff as you are entering the grounds but once in it is secure. You get put in a group and are shown round the house where Bob Marley was born and is buried. The guide was good but halfway through they stop and make you listen to a band and then offer you splifs or tea and cake made from weed and there is some growing there as well, that didn't bother me it's the expectation that you tip and/ or purchase the drugs but apart from that the tour was ok if very short as not alot there really. Something you have to do while in Jamaica but 60 mins maximum and you are done and the house is in the middle of nowhere so can take 90 mins to drive there along very steep and hilly roads.
Written November 27, 2021
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Keri M
Leighton Buzzard, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Not to be confused with the Bob Marley Tour in Kingston, this was where Bob spent the first 13 years of his life and as such this is a look back at those years.
It was a historic look at his family life and family before him at there time in 9 mile. And also Bob's final resting place where you can visit to pay your respects.
We had hoped to get the famous "Captain Crazy" as our guide, but Curtis was just as informative and we learned a lot from this experience.
Be warned, before yoy enter the experience there are people selling various cannabis products and it is not discouraged that people buy and smoke while on the tour. Although this did mot bother me personally I feel some people will take offence to this. And something that is worth knowing before commiting to the tour.
Written October 21, 2022
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