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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (46 reviews)
“treasure island” (40 reviews)
“guided tour” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 20798
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"his life"
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"treasure island"
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"guided tour"
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"grave site"
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"mt vaea"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 20 reviews
"step back in time"
in 19 reviews
"old house"
in 17 reviews
"interesting history"
in 16 reviews
"resting place"
in 13 reviews
"famous author"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 32 reviews
"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 10 reviews
"walk up"
in 17 reviews
"great tour"
in 23 reviews
"his wife"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved everythi g about the museum especially the hike up the mountian. The view was worth the climb. Wear good shoes and lots of mozzie spray

Thank Kanah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous day! The guided tour of the house was very informative. Our guide able to answer all questions regarding RLS and his history with Samoa. After the guided tour we took our time going back over the extensive homestead taking our time to...More

Thank Merri13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, didn’t realise how many books RL Stevenson had written. The grounds are kept extremely neat & tidy.

Thank suep1853
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum visit was well organised and informative. The house was well worth the look around with original and replica items. The walk to the grave was a good bit of exercise. Short and sharp but worth the walk. A good track but not for...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Professional tour and excellent service from staff who were well informed. The premises was beautiful and well maintained. There is also a hike up the mountain to the grave site. Gardens were colourful and well maintained. Enjoyed the singing at the end by the tour...More

Thank Jessie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience at this beautiful house with its groomed gardens was very worthwhile. The guide was well versed and very knowing about the house and surrounds. The cultural show afterwards was well presented and and really enjoyed by all we spoke with. Then we...More

Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has done well in recreating Stevenson's home and family life while in Samoa. This should be on the To Do list for all who have loved classics sich as Jekyll and Hyde and Stevenson's beautiful poetry. Once through the Museum and if you...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the short walk (as opposed to the longer one) which was quite steep but eventually made it. It was a Saturday. There were about 25 people at the top when we got up there, some visitors and some locals/Samoan visitors. We could not see...More

Thank LoisMM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds and home are stunning on arrivel.Cost for museum and tour is 20 tala per person.We had a very informative tour guide and learnt a lot about Robert Louis and his family history, you can also walk up to his and wife Fannys grave...More

Thank didee62
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this month with the family and were lucky enough to join in on the last tour. The tour guide (lady) was amazing super knowledgeable and even sung her favourite poem about Robert to us at the end of the tour. She has a beautiful...More

Thank Jasper027
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emcg007
14 July 2018|
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Response from Jasper027 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I was told that the steep way is only 800metres but incredibly hard going for even the fittest. I believe the only way is by some sort of road, when you get there there isn’t much to see. A grassy hill and a concrete... More
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Soda8
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
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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.
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