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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“his life”(48 reviews)
“treasure island”(41 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst this is a very good museum like most things in Samoa it is hard to find because of the lack in signage. Took the tour with a wonderfully enthusiastic young lady full of information. The museum is full of interesting things with the entrance...More

1  Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was built for Robert Louis Stevenson and he spent his last 4 years there. You get taken around with a tour guide; she spoke nicely though clearly it was probably her 1000th time doing the tour. The house and garden are certainly worth...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 week ago

ideal to take you back to the Time of Robert Louis Stevenson. House is well preserved and staff are very polite and attentive.

Thank rugby_mad_couple
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea this is where RL Stevenson spent the last four years of his life. His house, restored by an American benefactor, and the amazing grounds are well worth a visit. Stevenson was greatly loved by the Samoan people and you cannot visit...More

Thank noakey52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow if only they could retrieve more original pieces of furniture back to where it should be. However it is still amazing and a beautiful house. The tour guide was interesting and passionate about the history. A must do.

Thank Bronwyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our family reunion on the lawns but were able to wonder around the grounds and inside the house - this is a beautiful old house worth a wonder round.

Thank DDaisy7424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the house with a local guide completely unaware that there was a twenty talla entrance fee. The house is beautiful and our guide Margaret was very informative. The one thing I found slightly disappointing was that almost everything in the house was not...More

Thank gypsygirlCanberra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to see if you go to Samoa. Very beautiful property. We had a guided group tour which was very informative and interesting, You can just really imagine what life must have been like way back then. The size of his safe was interesting!...More

Thank Traveller00767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning property and museum recognising the death place of R L Stevenson. Immaculate grounds and general presentation. The 30 minute guide to his living quarters was expertly given, providing a fairly thorough insight on the life and times of the author of the famed Treasure...More

Thank NewZealandTippler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see while in Apia. We liked the way the tour guide and staff clearly revered R.L.S. The tour was informative and the grounds are beautiful. We followed 'parking' signs at the bottom of the driveway so had a long walk up to...More

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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 Margaret S | 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.