During my visit to Jamaica, I also got a chance to visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, exploring the history behind Reggae, the genre of music indigenous to Jamaican culture. Located at 56 Hope Road, the museum is dedicated to Robert Nesta Marley, who is considered a pioneer in reggae music. The coolest thing about this museum is it was the former residence of the artist and also housed his recording studio, which produced many of his famous hits. The museum was also the scene for a failed assassination on Bob Marley’s life. Below are the few pictures I took during my visit!
Got my ticket ready 🙂
The museum’s entrance painted in the traditional colors of Rastafarianism, which reflected on Marley’s lifestyle being a member of the Rastafarian movement
There was also a mural featuring pictures of Bob Marley and his bandmates!
And a second mural featuring Bob Marley and his seven sons, all of whom have followed in their father’s musical footsteps.
There is a courtyard featuring the lion of Judah, which symbolizes Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia, known as Jah (god) to rastas.
The focal point of the museum is a life-size statue of Bob Marley, which measures 5 centimeters and 7 inches (Marley’s height).
However, the greatest lesson I learned on this tour was life is not about wealth or possessions, it is about love, peace and doing right by others,
a mantra relished by Bob Marley through his music.