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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
(685) 20 798
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Apia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Informative and well planned talk and tour. Lovely setting. We were lucky to have Margaret as our guide. She was knowledgable and passionate and finished our tour by singing RLS epitaph.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The entrance fee would have been a little high if not for the tour which added so much value. We enjoyed the steep walk up to RLS last resting place and loved his self-penned epitaph. Be prepared for a v.steep walk up which is very slippery if wet - you will need some good shoes and water.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Interesting to see this beautiful home and I thought the guide was very good too. Great views from up on the top of the hill.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a lovely peaceful place to visit. I wish we had longer, as the tour was quite fast. The gardens are stunning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wonderful tour by very knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful setting in lush gardens. Be aware that you can actually drive up to the museum and park behind it rather than in the signposted carpark.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Honestly the hike to RLS grave was the best part of the museum and you don't need to buy a ticket to do that. The museum had only 2 original pieces, the rest were recreations. The tour was informative but it seemed pretty obvious that the only knowledge the staff had was what they had been instructed to know. Many... More

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Newcastle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The house has been restored thanks to government assistance and it is a wonderful design that would be a pleasure to own today. Good guide with a beautiful singing voice (you'll have to go to understand what I mean!) Really surprised about the facts we learned about this family

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Interesting insight into RLS who lived, died and is buried here. The climb up the hill to his grave is only for the brave and the well shod.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

the history of The Stevenson Museum is so interesting. The fee to enter includes a guide who explains everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Idyllic location and charming guide. Though much of the house was destroyed by a hurricane 20 years ago it has been lovingly restored. The walk up to RLS' tomb is tough but worth it.

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