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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 20798
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial...

This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.

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Nice little history - 1 hour should be sufficient

Visited this afternoon and it cost us 20 Tala to get in. The place was owned by Robert in the past and now in the hands of the Samoan government. They have lots of rooms, books... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this afternoon and it cost us 20 Tala to get in. The place was owned by Robert in the past and now in the hands of the Samoan government. They have lots of rooms, books, and stuff that was collected by the Stevenson family. There was a tour guide that explained some history and the garden up front was... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We learnt a great deal about one of my favourite childhood authors. His home is amazing, along with his story of his arrival in Samoa, and the amazing relationship he forged with the Samoan people. It's not an overly long tour however it really is worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went here to fill in time on a rainy afternoon, we had low expectations, however we were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are immaculately kept and the house has been restored to its former glory. It is $20 tala/per adult for entry. A guide takes you on a 20-30 minute tour around the house. There are original artefacts (ie.... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What strikes me is the garden surrounding the museum. I arrived just minutes before closing time but the curator was kind enough to give me a quick tour of the museum.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been a great reader of books but can honestly say Treasure Island is one of the few! To see where RL Stevenson spent so much of his time, it's easy to see where a lot of his inspiration came from. The entry fee is well worth it to see so many artifacts and so much history. Put... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous to see where RLS spent so many years, on a beautiful property on a distant South Pacific Island. The representative selection of furnishings give a good idea of how he and his family lived. Some interesting artifacts as well. Loved the cultural presentation as well.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the tour through RLS's estate - absolutely beautiful and worth $20 tala! I highly recommend this.

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Definitely worth a visit to this beautiful house & grounds. Our guide was excellent & very informative. We fond the tour very interesting & were amazed by the home & original artefacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great to learn the history of Robert and his family and the impact the Samoan people had on him and vice versa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A wonderful restored home from the time of Robert Lewis Stevenson. The grounds are immaculate with a history of maintaining the grounds to perfection. A lot of period furniture in the house. A can't miss tour.

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