In 1975 Robert Nesta Marley purchased his home he used to write his music and entertain his large following, it is said that at this house there was always food cooking and persons often came for financial assistance when they has difficulties in their lives. After his death in 1981, his house was then converted in what is known today as The Bob Marley Museum, 6 years later by his wife Rita Marley featuring 19th-century architecture and Bob’s personal treasures and belongings.
Every year on his Birthday the Museum hosts additional entertainment to celebrate the life of the singer and over the years it has been visited by many famous persons, lately, the sitting 44th President of the United Stated Barrack Obama on his first visit to the island of Jamaica
Over the years some parts have been modernized featuring a very equipped 80-seat theatre, a photo gallery, gift shop selling Bob Marley memorabilia as well as items from Jamaica. The Legend Cafe also offers sumptuous Ital food for all to experience.
Entry fee is US$20.00 for non-resident adults and US$10.00 for non-resident children. Residents pay JM$500.00 for adults and JM$250.00 for children. This is of course a guided tour is guided and is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and gives you glimpse into Bob’s life at 56 Hope Road. Visit the Museum Mondays to Saturdays, the first tour begins at around 9:30am and the last one is at 4:00pm.