Bob Marley Museum
Bob Marley Museum
4.5
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The world-famous reggae star's home, displaying Marley's guitar and other artifacts.
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1-2 hours
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  • Soulkidd79
    London, United Kingdom81 contributions
    So Much Packed in Such A Short Life...
    Really great tour, the guide made it so much more fun, really clever to theme some key parts (also a sing along or two) around Bob Marley songs. Really informative and a trip to Kingston is not complete without it (I would say it is the top attraction in Kingston actually). The theatre piece towards the end was very moving and the house itself contained original artefacts, even the holes where the bullets were lodged in the walls from the assassination attempt. What made it more poignant was that it was exactly 40 days to the day of the assassination attempt we visited. Another key point was the studio most of his recordings were made and a history of Island records and how the house came to be bequeathed to Bob Marley. Pictures not allowed inside- and understandably so. The memories will live with me for long to come. Good fun, sometimes emotional and in all, very highly recommended.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Natalie H
    London, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Awesome
    If you love Bob Marley and want to learn more about him and the music, this is definitely worth visiting. The tour guides are very personable and provided a lot of information, in a way that was easy to digest. A great few hours of a day out and well worth a visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2022
  • andrew s
    5 contributions
    Bob Marley museum visit.
    Our tour guide was awonderful young RASTAMAN who gave a brilliant tour. He was knowledgeable, humours, and patient. He made us really connect with the Vibes and history of Bob Marley. Honest and clear answers to many questions. The house was so real and had so many aspects to it. The film, at the end, filled and enlightened the history of Bob Marley. For me, it's amazing. Thank you, Rita and the family.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 February 2023
  • Fr0gemax
    77 contributions
    Worth a long drive!
    After a long drive, I was glad that it was worth the discomfort of a packed minibus. Our guide round the museum was a young girl so full enthusiasm that she made everyone liven up and get involved. Loads of Marley information, and even if you are not a superfan, you will still have a great time.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2023
  • Andrea E
    4 contributions
    Worth a visit!
    We had a great experience, Irie-Sue Maxwell was the most incredible tour guide. Passionate knowledgeable and clearly wanting to spread the positive message to the world . The memorabilia is laid out thoughtfully. Worth a visit if you are a Bob Marley fan or interested in his life and the history.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 February 2023
  • Reporter01
    London, United Kingdom227 contributions
    Good tour
    This was a good tour of Bob Marley‘s Museum. An educational tool of the history of Bob Marley. Quite busy but well organised taken around instance of about 20 people, we also saw a film, a lot of good Bob Marley merchandise to buy.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 February 2023
  • annemack001
    Inverurie, United Kingdom67 contributions
    Informative and fun
    Great place to visit, much better than some local people said. Our guide was great and his singing added to the experience. Learnt a lot about Bob, and his life. Definitely worth a visit if your in Kingston
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • SNelson
    Terrace, Canada659 contributions
    Amazing
    Really well put together tour. The house is amazing, the displays are done really nicely. Definitely a must for Bob Marley fans. No photos allowed inside but that’s okay because it’s something you’ll never forget!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • minnieinrichmond
    Richmond, United Kingdom367 contributions
    Inspiring and wonderful
    Awesome museum with a chance to walk around Bob’s original home . Who knew how inspiring he was . Truly a leader of our time . A great opportunity to learn about the Rastar faith and see his home . A great tour guide, a lovely cafe . Not to be missed when visiting Jamaica
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Suzi
    1 contribution
    A must do in Kingston!
    Suzanne was our tour guide and she was amazing!! Full of energy, charisma and an abundance of knowledge about Bob Marley. An absolute must see if you go to Kingston. It was a shame we couldn't take photos inside (as I have a terrible memory) but I respect the reasons why. Overall, a brilliant start to our holiday.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
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Kristen D
Ottawa, Canada9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
With our engaging and knowledgeable guide Onika, we learned all about the site, and the life of a true legend. The tour ends with a video that includes performances and interviews with Bob Marley, along with many important people in his life, and the whole visit takes about 90 minutes. Well worth a visit, and make sure to buy your tickets in advance, because the tours can sell out.
Written 2 December 2023
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Kristina L
Grand Cayman3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Loved every minute! Our guide was Irie Sue and she was so full of enthusiasm and a great storyteller. A definite must if you're a fan of Bob Marley. Also had a delicious cup of Marley coffee and a pattie (of course) as we had about a half hour wait before our tour started. Grabbed a few tshirts from the gift shop after the tour and checked out Marley Natural also.
Written 12 November 2023
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Architecture and food
Wellington, New Zealand819 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had a great time with our guide on the 1+ hour tour. Informative and fun but trying to sell a few too many things, ,,,,,,,,,,
Written 10 November 2023
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Ivan E.
9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
*The* most seminal thing to visit in Kingston. Be sure to visit to learn about the legend.
Easily accessible, not too pricy
Written 3 November 2023
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Dorothy G
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Our tour guide Crazy was absolutely amazing. He was filled with a lot of information about Bob Marley.
His energy was great. I went last year but didn’t do the tour. I’m so glad that I waited and has Crazy as a tour guide.
One love!:)
Written 13 October 2023
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John G
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The guide was very well informed and fun, but the group was too large for the home. This I was disappointed with considering that they charge $25 USD per head. The documentary was good, the gift shops were too expensive so we bought nothing instead of spending another $50USD as we had planned.
Written 29 August 2023
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Annalise H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
This tour was amazing and we had the best host ever Irie Sue! She is a while mood! Irie Sue was so knowledgeable, witty, engaging and entertaining. She really brought the tour to life and kept us on our toes, really captivating us not only with the stories of Bob and the cronology of his career but her energy, infectious humor and own renditions of Bob's greatest hits. Kudos to the museum for providing a really good look into the life and works of this Living Legend and sharing the well preserved artifacts with us. It was a great tour! I was also appreciative if the fact that it started on time and they even made an allowance to assist us with an advance viewing as we had to catch a flight. This was only made better by the fact that we then saw Marcia Griffths at the airport!! Definitely a must do if in Kingston and the price was very affordable at J$3k for adults.
Written 22 August 2023
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penjoat
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a great tour guide who was entertaining, provided a lot of history insights and created a great mood! We enjoyed our stay as a family and can highly recommend a visit to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston!
Written 25 July 2023
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Joshua Chassang
3 contributions
Jun 2023
On my mom's surprise trip to Jamaica I took her to the Bob Marley Museum. This experience made her entire day and trip. Our tour guide was Ricky Chaplin and my mom absolutely adored this gentleman. Ricky was extremely pleasant, funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable which made the experience even more enjoyable. If you are ever flying into Jamaica, the Bob Marley Museum is a place that you have to visit. The museum is just breath taking and so interesting that it will not only leave you with knowledge and positivity but great happiness inside. I would like to thank Mrs. Marley, the staff there and Ricky Chaplin for giving the people and my mom especially such great memories as she cannot stop telling her friends about this experience back home !
Written 21 July 2023
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Exploration237818
3 contributions
May 2023
Visited this museum for the first time, despite visiting Jamaica many times. The tour guide, Irie Sue, was excellent. She really made the time pass quickly while providing in depth information and ensured her audience interacted throughout. An excellent trip.
Written 16 July 2023
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