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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
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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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This museum was well worth a visit. It is something quite unexpected in Apia it terms of style and history. Given the disrepair into which this building had fallen in the past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was well worth a visit. It is something quite unexpected in Apia it terms of style and history. Given the disrepair into which this building had fallen in the past, it was wonderful to see the love and care it has received in order to restore it to a working museum. The photos and personal belongings in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful kept gardens & house . Tour guide was very informative & interesting to listen to . If you want to see where Robert Louis Stevenson was buried , get there early as it takes approx 45 min to walk up a fairly steep track & it is very hot in the bush .

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had a good little tour round the wonderful house, and were then free to wander there and in the garden on our own. (I'm not sure how often the tours go - we only had to wait a few minutes after we arrived "on spec".)

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Tauranga, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful well kept grounds and mansion. Tour guide very good. I had forgotten about RLS time in Samoa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Travelled through Apia to visit the home and resting place of Robert Louis Stevenson yesterday. Arrived and imediately greeted by the friendly staff. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and shared many interesting pieces of information throughout, providing us with time to ask questions and take photos along the way. Many original items remain in the house and were all... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The trip up to the museum was lovely and the house is great. Not sure about the $20WST was worth it. We were guided around the house and told all about the history, which was nice. I would say go there but it is only a once only visit. We didn't do the walk up to his grave due to... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well worth a visit - fantastic makeover of this house. We had a great tour by a very entertaining guide who even breaks into song!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the best things to do in Apia. Entry cost $20 SAT per person includes 30 minute guided tour. The house has lovely grounds and an interesting history. We also enjoyed visiting the Baha'i Temple (free) up the road with has lovely grounds and amazing acoustics. When driving down from above Apia, the sign is easy to miss as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

RLS's old home has been lovingly restored, and is well managed. WST$20 to enter the museum- and you can get a well informed 20-30 minute tour for nothing extra. Our guide was informed and adept. There's a gift shop if you want to buy something by, or about RLS- the biography RLS in Samoa is one I read and found... More 

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Port Stephens, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A wonderful setting commemorating this great Scottish teller of tales. The tour given by our guide was respectful and extremely interesting, telling of Stevenson's life,family , travels to Samoa, his life among the local people and the affection shown to him by them. A very pleasant place to spend a few hours.

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia

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