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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
(685) 20 798
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Apia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Most interesting place to visit. The guide was good and full of enthusiasm. The walf to Stevenson's grave is tasking

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit and to gather some information (apart from some inaccuracies) about RL Stevenson. The guide were friendly. The estate is really well maintained and the location is fantastic.

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liverpool
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There's not a great deal to see locally 'cause its just soooooo beautiful you'll most probably find yourself walking around with your mouth open..... so if you have a spare hour its worth the visit. The house has been kept well and the information was truly interesting for example how did he manage to end up on this tiny Island... More

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The tour of this museum was informative and interesting. The guide was especially passionate and even sang a song. Hike to the top of Mt vaea afterwards. It is tough but worth it. You will need sneakers and water and a reasonable level of fitness

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good visit. Guide very friendly and great information. She sang the poem on his grave. We got to see have a wedding party having their photos taken. It was really cool. Some of us walked up to his grave, we found to the steep way better looked after and the longer way much wetter. Also most of us missed the... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The ladies that look after your guided tour are talented and lovely. It's not the most genuine tour of an estate building you will ever go through (most of the furniture is antique but not original) but the building is delightful, the gardens are graceful, and you will want to pull up a chair on the stunning balconies and read... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The RLS House & gardens are wonderful to visit and a bargain at 20 Tala, which includes entry to the house & a guided tour. The young lady who was our guide was excellent, full of wonderful stories about Stevenson & his family & the history of the property. She even sang to us. The house has been extensively renovated... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great spot. Excellent commentary from our guide. He even sang us a little song. Lovely piece of literary history. Grab a good book to read while you are there.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As with everything in Samoa the people are just superb. The building and the gardens are well preserved and maintained. One thing of particular interest to me is that Stevenson introduced pineapples to Samoa

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really enjoyed this visit as I have been a fan of Fanny Stevenson since reading "The Cruise of the Janet Nichol" about 6 or 7 years ago. The museum is fantastic and they've done a great job restoring the house to its original configuration, and the grounds and the walk to the tomb make it a great experience.

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