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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
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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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meet the real Robert Louis Stevenson

The tour of this place is well worth while. Elizabeth was such a great tour guide and really made the place come alive for us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The tour of this place is well worth while. Elizabeth was such a great tour guide and really made the place come alive for us.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We really wanted to visit this museum to hear and see the impact of RLS in Samoa. The tour host was great and really brought to life RLS time in Samoa and also his love and appreciation for the Samoan people and also their love for him. Enjoyed it a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

For most, especially those who have been born & raised in Samoa, this island gem is overlooked or taken for granted! Robert Louis Stevenson should be embraced and appreciated and taking part of the historical tour is one way to enjoy that experience! The tour last for 15 minutes as you are given an insight of Louis' replica home and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The grounds of this museum are beautiful, however the museum itself is a little lacking. It is essentially a house, with extra photos and blurbs stuck on the walls. Beautiful and delightful, but we did the whole thing in about 10 minutes - It did not feel worth the 20 Tala price tag.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I didn't know much about Mr. Stevenson before my visit, but it was a good intro to the history of the island and his significance for their history. The house is nice, although most of it is now a replica from Robert's original house as it has been renovated many times. I recommend it for a dip into Samoa's history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderfully looked after museum setting out the last years of RLS's life, with friendly, knowledgeable guides and assistants in the shop. Also a good collection of his books, and books on RLS, as well as other tales from the South Pacific, to choose from in the shop. Certainly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Literature buff, it was great to see this vast house where RLS lived and it has been lovingly maintained

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A nice quiet place to visit with a good hike if the ground is dry. I am not much of a history buff although I still enjoyed the tour. The house is somewhat interesting from an architectural perspective. For me the best part was the hike to the grave and viewing the sculpture and reading the story about how cannibalism... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well worth the $20 tala to see inside and hear the history. The walk up to the tomb was great exercise even though it was steep in some parts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The RLS Museum is a great place to visit even if you know nothing about the famous author. The house stands in glorious grounds,very lush and tranquil. The local guides are very knowledgable and make the story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his family come alive, and you realise what an impact this strange Scottish man had on the Samoan... More 

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