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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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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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"Home of "Treasure Island" author.

If you ever read "Kidnapped" or "Treasure island" as a child or ever seen the movie "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" with the brilliant Spencer Tracy, you will find this museum facinating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you ever read "Kidnapped" or "Treasure island" as a child or ever seen the movie "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" with the brilliant Spencer Tracy, you will find this museum facinating. What a prolific and brilliant writer RLS was and you will get a pictorial glimpse of, not only some Samoan past but also of a special visitor -... More 

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very good place to visit if you are interested in history. The charge is WST20 per adult and WST5 for children. There is a guided tour in the museum although when we were there, the male guide ended up insulting a male tourist who was fit by saying that he (the male tourist) would not be able... More 

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hawkes bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful !! I'm not usually a museum goer but it was a highlight of our trip ..want to go again ..

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very interesting place to visit. We were there by ourselves so the staff just let us wander through and look at everything at our leisure which was great. The grounds are very well maintained however be warned that unless you are half mountain goat then the climb up to the tomb is not advised. It requires a good fitness... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was worth the T$20 to get in -- but a word of caution. The walk to the grave is up 472m -- I kid you not. If you have limited health then you might not take this on as the track is not flat -- lots of big steps and rain is not unusual. Take plenty of water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A MUST do in Samoa. Take the time to experience the history and knowledge about Robert Louis Stevenson. You will enjoy it. Take the extra time to go and visit the grave site if you are fit enough to climb the hill (mountain!!!!) It is worth while.

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Thank Josephine F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really nice chance to get to know a bit more of Samoan history. The gardens surrounding the museum are beautiful and I definitely recommend bringing your walking shoes and swimming togs so that you can climb up Mt Vaea to see his grave and then swim in the fresh water pool at the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with excellent photos and guide was very informative be careful of the walk to the grave site - It's difficult and will take longer than advertised - avoid it on rainy days as very slippery in parts

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a WST20 fee, you get a guided tour of the last home of Robert Louis Stevenson, learning a lot about his life, and how the building was rescued and renovated by an American benefactor. An extension has been added (on the right side in photographs), where visitors are welcomed and can rest in the shade. Well worth the visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was more interested in the trail hike next to the museum grounds. They are awesome. And that feel you walk into rain forrest gives you a thrill. And of course the view - have to try it. It is around an hour before you reach the peak but its wort it. Museum- writers house presents itself very nice. All... More 

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