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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
Description: 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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We found this to be a highlight of our stay in Samoa, we had a lovely guide through the house with loads of knowledge about the house and the life of Robert Louse Stevenson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We found this to be a highlight of our stay in Samoa, we had a lovely guide through the house with loads of knowledge about the house and the life of Robert Louse Stevenson.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a beautiful colonial villa and is well maintained. The grounds are beautiful and the house is well worth a stop. At $20 per head it is dear for Samoa- but was very pretty.

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hawkes bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stunning location, beautiful old homestead even without the drawcard of it being RL Stevenson's home and resting place. Our guide was lovely and the singing was a nice touch even if he was a little bit handy when it come to group photo opportunity! I'm not sure if this is possible but it would make a great picnic location -... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon vist to this museum. Our guide was delightful & we learnt so much about R>L Stevenson & his family. This grand house is in a delightful location looking over Apia & the harbour below. It is a must see in Apia.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very interesting, great tour guide, friendly and helpful. A restored home that has been well upkept. Must do!

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Berwick, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautifully restored, gorgeous gardens and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and sang beautifully

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Coffs Harbour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

very glad we got to visit the Robert Louis Stevenson museum very interesting, beautifuly kept property friendly staff photography allowed allow plenty of time and good walking shoes if you are planning to take to long hike up the mountain if you wish to see Robert Louis Stevensons resting place otherwise you will be done here under 1 hour guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Staff very informative about his life and time in Samoa. you get personally shown around the house by a tour guide. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. You are allowed to take pictures in the museum. Amazing view from the house veranda to the sea and surrounding grounds. The house is in great condition... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having read so many of his books, it was such a treat to be able to see where some of them were written. The grounds are very well maintained, and the house has been made to look as it was when RLS lived there. A small museum, but with a feeling that is big as you can imagine RLS walking... More 

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Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had an opportunity to visit this wonderful Museum and it was like taking a step back in time. A lot of the original furnishings in the home had been updated due to age but still there was also a lot of the original items owned and used by Robert and his family during his time there. So sad, that... More 

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