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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
+685 20798
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All reviews his life treasure island guided tour grave site mt vaea beautiful house step back in time old house interesting history resting place well worth the visit gift shop lovely grounds walk up great tour his wife great place to visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Thank AT090
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank AussieGremlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a must visit place I had no idea how many books he wrote and found his life really interesting I would recommend a visit to this interesting museum

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 232anon232
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stunning.. outstanding place to visit, worth taking the house tour, after the tour you can still look around Recommend closed shoes if you are going to visit the grave of RLS its a steady 1hr walk up the track, well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hicksey67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 20 Tala each for a guided tour around the museum and were so pleased that we did. The museum is so interesting and our guide was wonderful. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bonstar78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Robert Louis Stevenson readers we were keen to see where he last lived. The cost to enter the grounds which are filled with amazing tropical gardens is free. we wandered around the grounds admiring the amazing variety of tropical plants before entering the museum...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank vanessa k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely tour of Robert Louis Stevensons house. We were shown around the house and told the history of Roberts life before and after coming to Samoa. This is well worth coming to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Geoff-Dale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting a glimpse of a writer and a lifestyle of years gone by was awesome. The upkeep of the building and the gardens are to be commended.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank EldaH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Se in beautiful tropical gardens, this is the site of Robert Louis Stevenson's house which is now restored and is a museum. The charming guides will take you around giving you reasonable time to look at the rooms. They will also answer reasonable questions. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gyanfernando
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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.