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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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All reviews his life treasure island guided tour grave site mt vaea beautiful house old house interesting history resting place step back in time well worth the visit gift shop lovely grounds walk up great tour his wife great place to visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good tour around the house and a nice morning wondering the gardens with the kids. Quiet and peaceful place to soak up some heritage.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dhm80
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kept hearing about Robert Louis Stevenson while in Samoa, so decided to give the museum a visit. Very interesting, nicely laid out, and we joined the tour through the ~7 room house. Appreciated the photos and tour guide insights into his family and various...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NickPad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is really worth a visit. It is a grand house on a massive plot of land. The furniture and artifacts alone are worth seeing. The tour is interesting and on a fine day you can imagine what is must have been like to live...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davebQ6759JM
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Can't describe the mystic of this place. It definitely holds the feeling of a thousand characters. Beautiful property.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlackBelly1
Reviewed 10 January 2019

This was a fabulous step back in time, our tour guide was well spoken, and easy to understand, let us ask questions didn’t rush us. And has the voice of an angel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful location with fascinating history and helpful staff. Would be better with more original contents. Walk up to tomb worth the slog..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zootle
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We had a family reunion 'back to our roots' here in Samoa which included lunch in the open hall of the museum which sits in the shadow of the mountain, Mount Vaea, where the world renowned author Robert Louis was laid to rest atop by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MNW64
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Interesting tour of this restored home. Some authentic pieces and many replicas. Interesting stories told by our lovely guide who sang RLS poem at the end, very special.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AT090
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Spent a couple if hours in this magical location. The house is simplistically beautiful and captures the sea breezes even on a hot day. It is well laid out and the tour is relatively quick but is full of interesting facts. After the tour we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AussieGremlin
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Robert Louis Stevenson once resided in this house, which is located in the village of Vailima. The house is now a historic museum with period furnishings. Before you can go into the house, you must take off your shoes. Then a guide takes you into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank parrottdize
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Merri13 | Reviewed this property |
We did the shorter but steeper track and I’d definitely avoid that. I can’t speak for the other track. Another family we met said that this track was also a little challenging as it had been raining for a week leaving it... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from MargaretS2576 | Property representative |
You can pay by cash in tala or Foreign currency (US dollars, AUD, NZD) We do have an Eftpos machine however, the line connection is sometimes a problem. The walk from the ship to the Museum will be maybe an hour. Depending... More
Martha J
29 July 2016|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a hike up to the grave and can be very slippery when wet. I agree with the previous comments that perhaps a visit to the museum would be sufficient, I wouldn't recommend the walk to the grave site.