Jamaica: visit Bob Marley Museum in Kingston

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Jamaica: visit Bob Marley Museum in Kingston

When visiting Kingston, feel free to visit the Bob Marley Museum.

It is a 19th century colonial-style museum that pays tribute to the king of reggae Bob Marley. Marley was a legendary Jamaican artist. A talented guitarist and singer, he was one of the members of Wailers. He bought this residence in 1975. 

In this house, Bob Marley and the Wailers founded their own music label Tuff Gong, and their recording studio Tuff Gong Studio. Bob lived there until his death in 1981. It is located in the beautiful Kingston neighbourhood of 56 Hope Road, under the Tuff Gong label (Bob’s nickname) that their albums were released.

Whose idea for the museum?

4 years after Bob Marley’s death, Rita, his wife, decided to create the museum in his honour.

Why visit this museum?

This museum pays tribute to Bob Marley. With its 19th century colonial-style architecture, it houses the guitars, the studio and the artist’s memorabilia. This place has also been through some turbulent times. In 1976, Bob Marley escaped an assassination attempt in this emblematic museum.

Quelles sont les différentes activités à faire ?

  • Visite du musée de Bob Marley à Kingston.
  • Découvrir le théâtre de 80 places.
  • Voir la galerie photographique.
  • Acheter des souvenirs dans la boutique de cadeaux. Vous pouvez acheter des CD, t-shirts et divers objets de la Jamaïque.
  • Vous pouvez aussi manger là bas.

 

Museum timetable and prices.

  • The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am.
  • Museum entrance fee $ 20 to $ 25.
  • Admission: for adults: 20 € / Children (4 to 12 years old): 10 €.
  • There is a guided tour which lasts about 1 hour.
  • Photos are allowed in some areas. But videos are not allowed.


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