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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Its quite a cool old house, bit limited but quite interesting and in a lovely location. Good to visit if you have time but not worth stressing if you don't...

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

For some one who grew up on a Treasure Island and other RLS masterpieces a visit to this place was a dream come true. The best attraction by far together with the back bar at Aggies!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Very much worth seeing. We arrived too late for the tour inside, but still loved walking around outside, and taking the walk up the hill to his tomb.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The person that escorted us around was very knowledgeable. A lovely peaceful place to visit. Beautiful gardens and well maintained.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic to see a well-maintained home of a much-loved figure. We took the tour and the guide was excellent, she was knowledgeable over and above her spiel, answering questions well, and even sang for us. Merchandising shop very nicely presented with good quality gifts.

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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must for visitors to Samoa. An interesting piece of both local and literary history, well maintained and presented, and reasonably priced...

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