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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Apia
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, great tour guide, friendly and helpful. A restored home that has been well upkept. Must do!

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Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautifully restored, gorgeous gardens and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and sang beautifully

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Coffs Harbour
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

very glad we got to visit the Robert Louis Stevenson museum very interesting, beautifuly kept property friendly staff photography allowed allow plenty of time and good walking shoes if you are planning to take to long hike up the mountain if you wish to see Robert Louis Stevensons resting place otherwise you will be done here under 1 hour guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well worth a visit. Staff very informative about his life and time in Samoa. you get personally shown around the house by a tour guide. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. You are allowed to take pictures in the museum. Amazing view from the house veranda to the sea and surrounding grounds. The house is in great condition... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having read so many of his books, it was such a treat to be able to see where some of them were written. The grounds are very well maintained, and the house has been made to look as it was when RLS lived there. A small museum, but with a feeling that is big as you can imagine RLS walking... More 

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Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had an opportunity to visit this wonderful Museum and it was like taking a step back in time. A lot of the original furnishings in the home had been updated due to age but still there was also a lot of the original items owned and used by Robert and his family during his time there. So sad, that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A great adventure for the family. His home is magnificent and worth the tour!| The tour guide shares interesting facts and you gain an appreciation of how great this Gentleman was, how much he contributed to the local and political landscape. After touring this magnificent property take your mosquito repellent and wear long sleeves and take a hike up the... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have a little shadow...I LOVED all of it. The tour guides were knowledgeable and spoke clearly. The approach to the house was a tropical paradise. I would return in a minute as would my husband.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really interesting visit for those who have an interest in this type of history or even just architecture. Amazing views from the house itself. The tour was actually conducted by about 5 people, 2 speaking and 3 more trailing along behind giggling and talking, we thought maybe they were trainees? Wasn't sure if the tour was necessary, perhaps an information... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely grounds and gardens, fantastic house (so amazing!), and the people do a great tour. Really enjoyed understanding more about the man and his family, and how important Samoa was to him. Definitely a must see attraction.

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