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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
(685) 20 798
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Apia
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Auckland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit ,the tour guide gave a very good insight into the life of Robert Louis in Samoa and we learnt much more about him than we had know before,lovely setting and home well worth a visit

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was an interesting experience and the guide who took me around was knowledgable. Learned a lot about Robert Louis Stevenson and the time he spent in Samoa. Thought the entrance price was a bit high. However, they probably need the money to upkeep the place, which was immeculate.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

beautiful place amazing gardens. museum fantastic. didnt do the hike to grave though. staff great very knowledgeable.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This building alone is worth the visit, but the short guided tour is also informative. The internal furniture is a mixture of original and reproduction. Well worth a visit if you are in town and have an hour to spare.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a story ! Some history is well worth preserving, and this site is one of them, thanks to someones vision. Yes this visit is well worth the effort, one that will make you think.

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I really was impressed with the beautiful grounds and the wonderful artifacts.The tour guide was very informative.. I got all teary-eyed when she sang for us both in English and Samoan.To top it off , I climbed Mt.Veae to his tomb. I slithered and slid so many times!!! I even fell down climbing the very steep path but walked the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful gardens, wonderful architecture and lovingly maintained inside. This truly is a lovely relaxing place you can image RL Stevenson writing his marvellous stories.

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Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoyed learning about one of the more famous personalities of Samoa. The restoration of Vila Vailima is brilliant. Tour guides do a great job of sharing RLS story.

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Australia
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were lucky enough to be invited to a business dinner the previous night and then return to spend time actually wandering through the museum. The pieces are all originals. You enter through the smoking room and then into his own room where he wrote, stored his work, slept and then into this wife's room (there is a lounge room... More

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Auckland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took the tour and guide was very informative and made the visit very real. We learned so much about RLS which we hadn't known previously. We took the walk up to his tomb - a big mistake. We are both very fit but it had been raining and the paths were very slippery and very muddy. We were told... More

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