The Bob Marley Museum
The Bob Marley Museum - 56 Hope Road (Near to Papine)
Tel: 1 876 927-9152
Make sure you visit Kingston's most visited attraction, the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road. The museum is housed in Bob Marley's former home which he bought from Chris Blackwell in 1975. This was Marley's home until his death in 1981, the property also housed his Tuff Gong recording studio. In 2001 the Bob Marley Museum became a Protected National Heritage Site.
The guided tour through Marley's home includes:-
- The Medicinal Herb Garden
- Marley's gold and platinum discs
- Press cuttings of Marley's life
- Marley's bedroom and kitchen
- A recreation of the wailers "Wail 'n' Soul" record store in Trenchtown
- His stage outfits including his famous denim shirt
- The bullet-holed walls resulting from Bob Marley's attempted assassination
- An extensive photo gallery
A reference library is also housed in the museum for those whishing to undertake some serious research of Bob Marley's life. In the grounds of the Bob Marley Museum there is a bar, Bob's Cafe, a shop selling clothes from the Marley family's "Tuff Gong" clothing range and another store selling African arts and crafts. T-shirts, posters and cds are also available here.
Photography is not permitted inside the Bob Marley Museum but it is possible to take pictures in the courtyard.
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