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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“treasure island”(44 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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All reviews his life treasure island guided tour grave site mt vaea beautiful house old house interesting history resting place step back in time well worth the visit lovely grounds gift shop walk up great tour per adult great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There didn't seem too much to see in this island but the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum was of interest. There was a guide for each room explaining the contents and occasionally singing!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Samoan home of Robert Louis Stevenson is now a museum. I'd have rated it with five stars but unfortunately most of the contents are not original. Having said that the house has been carefully restored and the guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The current...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TheObserverWiltshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky that the cruise ship could not let people off due to the rough seas so we had a tour all to ourselves. Very interesting history of not only Samoa but RLS. The grounds are amazing, but we decided not to do the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rainy0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robert Louis Stevenson was a great man and author, beloved by his family, friends, and Samoans. We've toured many authors' homes; this is one of the best. The grounds are gorgeous, and the plantation-style house is beautiful with some of the widest verandas I've ever...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to do a tour to get access do you don't get to go at your own pace. Still interesting enough and like everything else, doesn't cost much. For the fitter ones, a climb to the grave is worth the views..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sherpa828738
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an impressive patch of land with a lovely drive way that leads you to a huge white house. Everything was pristine and well kept. There was 6 of us who decided to visit the museum, we walked up to the front door to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Saffire S
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

A good tour around the house and a nice morning wondering the gardens with the kids. Quiet and peaceful place to soak up some heritage.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dhm80
Reviewed 10 February 2019

We kept hearing about Robert Louis Stevenson while in Samoa, so decided to give the museum a visit. Very interesting, nicely laid out, and we joined the tour through the ~7 room house. Appreciated the photos and tour guide insights into his family and various...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank NickPad
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

This is really worth a visit. It is a grand house on a massive plot of land. The furniture and artifacts alone are worth seeing. The tour is interesting and on a fine day you can imagine what is must have been like to live...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank davebQ6759JM
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Can't describe the mystic of this place. It definitely holds the feeling of a thousand characters. Beautiful property.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.