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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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A small piece of history

Definitely worth a visit. The place is in a trust and is run by volunteers. It was a treat to be able to walk through the house. As the place survives on visitors and the small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The place is in a trust and is run by volunteers. It was a treat to be able to walk through the house. As the place survives on visitors and the small admission charge, it is so worth supporting.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really worth a visit - you'll be surprised by the building and the stories told by your enthusiastic guides. The gift shop has some great souvenirs as well.

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Invercargill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The homestead has been wonderfully restored and is a must to visit. The guide was very well spoken, had an excellent knowledge and was very friendly. The walk to the gavesite is a trial but well worth it if you take plenty of water.

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bakersfield, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I never paid much attention to this attraction but it caught our eye driving down the road. Really worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and house. Awexomd views walking arounfpd the grounds. It can be a quick stop if you are short on time and it will still be worth stopping.

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Candelo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The museum is in Stevenson's old home in Samoa. The layout shows the colonial attitude at the time of Stevenson. Very informative venue. No food provided and one disappointment was the differential pricing between Samoan residents and international visitors. Visitors paying up to three times the entrance fee of the locals.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I'd read a little about Robert Louis Stevenson's time in Samoa but this visit really brought it to life. Our guide was a young woman who was both knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. She answered everyone's questions and at the end of the tour, sang Robert Louis Stevenson's Requiem for us, in his memory. It was beautiful and very... More 

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Gold Coast Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A great home open to the public, very well cared for, tour was very informative. Great to see Samoa has taken the residence under its wing

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful to visit this splendid home. Make sure and spend a few minutes sitting (or standing) on the upper verandah where the breeze blows through even on the hottest day. So many artefacts, copies of his books, photos and intimate details - and all so well presented with friendly guides to talk you through - or you can just browse... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's good to see for the sake of history but will only take up an hour or so of your time, perfect to add to a day of looking over the island.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A fanatastic example of a a large house built in the tropics for a Scottish gentleman. Complete with fireplaces but a spacious home restored to it's former glory. Well worth the twenty tala admittance fee for a conducted tour. Our guide even sang us a song written by Robert himself, an unique experience.

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

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