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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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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

We were going to give this a miss, but so glad we went. It was one of the most interesting places we have been to and reasonable cost too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were going to give this a miss, but so glad we went. It was one of the most interesting places we have been to and reasonable cost too.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum is a perfect preservation of Robert Louis Stevenson's home. Having studied one of his books in high school made it all the more interesting! Villa Vailima and its gardens are in immaculate condition. Our guides were laughing most of the time, but still were very informative and knew a lot about the home and its history. Definitely recommended... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had not read any of his books, but still found the museum and tour guide so informative. She was such a great speaker, full of information and sings to you at the end. Very emotional. Excellent thing to do whilst in Apia

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York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The museum is a beautiful and generally very well preserved old building set in lovely gardens. The guide who showed us round was well informed, friendly and a great communicator. The early Colonial period of Samoa is quite interesting and, whilst (as usual) none of the Colonial powers covered themselves with glory, Stevenson's own accounts of the period (and his... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a must do! I'm writing this a year after my visit to Samoa with my husband. The house and its surroundings are beautiful. We arrived too late to venture into the house, it had just been locked up for the close of day. However the guides were happy to share their experiences and talk about the house. It's... More 

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Maraetai Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Gorgeous house, interesting story of his life, it was a little too hot to walk up to the grave site but it's supposed to have a stunning view.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Two Americans have restored this place and it is amazing, very authentic and lots to see, you will come away feeling as if you know Robert really well, make sure you join a group where one of the girls sing, it will stir your soul especially if you have Scottish ancestry. Don't miss this one!

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Mission Viejo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As his health failed, RLS moved to Samoa with his family. A home on the side of hill was built. He wrote his final words in a bed at this house. His request was to be buried on the top of a nearby hill, with his boots on. His wishes were honored. An American businessman has paid for the house's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was really interesting and I enjoyed the guided tour through the home by young locals. Seeing the house as RLS lived in it was fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great tour well worth the admission cost. Tour guides are knowledgable and have great voices . Such a beautiful building. The grave site is quite a walk very sweaty, you will need walking shoes water and insect repellant. An amazing final resting place.

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