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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“his life”(52 reviews)
“treasure island”(44 reviews)
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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All reviews his life treasure island guided tour grave site mt vaea beautiful house old house interesting history resting place step back in time well worth the visit gift shop lovely grounds walk up great tour his wife great place to visit
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Can't describe the mystic of this place. It definitely holds the feeling of a thousand characters. Beautiful property.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous step back in time, our tour guide was well spoken, and easy to understand, let us ask questions didn’t rush us. And has the voice of an angel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location with fascinating history and helpful staff. Would be better with more original contents. Walk up to tomb worth the slog..

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family reunion 'back to our roots' here in Samoa which included lunch in the open hall of the museum which sits in the shadow of the mountain, Mount Vaea, where the world renowned author Robert Louis was laid to rest atop by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MNW64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour of this restored home. Some authentic pieces and many replicas. Interesting stories told by our lovely guide who sang RLS poem at the end, very special.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AT090
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Spent a couple if hours in this magical location. The house is simplistically beautiful and captures the sea breezes even on a hot day. It is well laid out and the tour is relatively quick but is full of interesting facts. After the tour we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AussieGremlin
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Robert Louis Stevenson once resided in this house, which is located in the village of Vailima. The house is now a historic museum with period furnishings. Before you can go into the house, you must take off your shoes. Then a guide takes you into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank parrottdize
Reviewed December 1, 2018

This a must visit place I had no idea how many books he wrote and found his life really interesting I would recommend a visit to this interesting museum

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 232anon232
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Just stunning.. outstanding place to visit, worth taking the house tour, after the tour you can still look around Recommend closed shoes if you are going to visit the grave of RLS its a steady 1hr walk up the track, well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hicksey67
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We paid 20 Tala each for a guided tour around the museum and were so pleased that we did. The museum is so interesting and our guide was wonderful. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bonstar78
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Merri13 | Reviewed this property |
We did the shorter but steeper track and I’d definitely avoid that. I can’t speak for the other track. Another family we met said that this track was also a little challenging as it had been raining for a week leaving it... More
January 27, 2017|
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Response from MargaretS2576 | Property representative |
You can pay by cash in tala or Foreign currency (US dollars, AUD, NZD) We do have an Eftpos machine however, the line connection is sometimes a problem. The walk from the ship to the Museum will be maybe an hour. Depending... More
Martha J
July 29, 2016|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a hike up to the grave and can be very slippery when wet. I agree with the previous comments that perhaps a visit to the museum would be sufficient, I wouldn't recommend the walk to the grave site.