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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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A trip back in time.

A fabulous collection of artefacts from RLS time in Samoa. The house and grounds are in immaculate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Flip S
Melbourne, Australia
Wonderful experience

My family and I loved this tour. No big crowds!!! We were able to see everything and hear... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fabulous collection of artefacts from RLS time in Samoa. The house and grounds are in immaculate condition and worth a visit. Even my 8 year old found the photos and things interesting. We also walked to the peak to Stevenson's grave. Was a bit...More

Thank Flip S
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I loved this tour. No big crowds!!! We were able to see everything and hear everything.....and it was a really great place to see. Very touching......lovely photos of Stevenson and his family with the local people.....a very informative tour.....would recommend. We didn't...More

Thank Leehee
Reviewed 4 days ago

RL Stevenson wrote several of his stories here; the reconstruction of the house was accomplished with much attention and much reverence. Just by going through the house you get a fuller sense of Samoa in the 19th centurey.

Thank WFSAustin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

RLS museum is a Beautiful homestead and location, a bonus if you are a literature fan and a good insight into Samoan history. The guided tour is well done

1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So, I only did a hike with my group up to the grave site. The hike is actually hard. I went up the .8 km hike, and it was slippery and steep. The view is worth it though, especially at sunrise. I went down the...More

1  Thank Keaton C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I spent a fabulous day sightseeing around Upolu with Henry Best Tours (you can find him outside the Tourist Information Centre). The final stop was the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, what a place, the house was superb, the gardens awesome and the...More

1  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was someone who knew very little about RLS until I went here. So informative, so interesting. I had an 8- and a 10-year old with me who found it great. There was a family with a 3-4 year-old and it was not for them....More

1  Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do while in Samoa. Our tour guide even sung to us at the end. It was one of the highlights of our holiday.

1  Thank Craig R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know how important Robert Louis Stevenson was until we got to visit this museum, it was really interesting and the staff guide was great.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to seeing this lovely home again. A lot of improvements since last visit. Still Interesting and charming. So many lovely exhibits. Fantastic for anyone who loved Robert Loius Stevenson literature. Guide tended to rush us through a bit but was well informed...More

Thank LiznReg
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27 January 2017|
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Response from Peter N | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure we paid by card. It's a pretty long uphill walk so you are best getting a taxi especially if you want to climb to RLS grave which is another steep climb.
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.