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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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Great museum and history

I had not read any of his books, but still found the museum and tour guide so informative. She was such a great speaker, full of information and sings to you at the end. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I had not read any of his books, but still found the museum and tour guide so informative. She was such a great speaker, full of information and sings to you at the end. Very emotional. Excellent thing to do whilst in Apia

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York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is a beautiful and generally very well preserved old building set in lovely gardens. The guide who showed us round was well informed, friendly and a great communicator. The early Colonial period of Samoa is quite interesting and, whilst (as usual) none of the Colonial powers covered themselves with glory, Stevenson's own accounts of the period (and his... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must do! I'm writing this a year after my visit to Samoa with my husband. The house and its surroundings are beautiful. We arrived too late to venture into the house, it had just been locked up for the close of day. However the guides were happy to share their experiences and talk about the house. It's... More 

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Maraetai Beach, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous house, interesting story of his life, it was a little too hot to walk up to the grave site but it's supposed to have a stunning view.

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Two Americans have restored this place and it is amazing, very authentic and lots to see, you will come away feeling as if you know Robert really well, make sure you join a group where one of the girls sing, it will stir your soul especially if you have Scottish ancestry. Don't miss this one!

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Mission Viejo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As his health failed, RLS moved to Samoa with his family. A home on the side of hill was built. He wrote his final words in a bed at this house. His request was to be buried on the top of a nearby hill, with his boots on. His wishes were honored. An American businessman has paid for the house's... More 

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Brisbane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was really interesting and I enjoyed the guided tour through the home by young locals. Seeing the house as RLS lived in it was fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great tour well worth the admission cost. Tour guides are knowledgable and have great voices . Such a beautiful building. The grave site is quite a walk very sweaty, you will need walking shoes water and insect repellant. An amazing final resting place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Even if you are not a fan of the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, it is well worth the visit to this beautiful property. The elegant house is surrounded by an immaculately tended lawn and this is ringed by a magnificent tropical garden. When you take the tour (Cost $ST20) you understand why RLS found this such a great place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great tour by knowledgeable Samoans. Beautiful house full of memories and RL's writing room is really evocative.

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