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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: +685 20798
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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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A visit to the past

My Dad used to read Treasure Island to me and I loved the book - and the time with dad. It was great to learn more about the man behind the book. What a lot he packed in to 44... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Dad used to read Treasure Island to me and I loved the book - and the time with dad. It was great to learn more about the man behind the book. What a lot he packed in to 44 years! The guide was helpful and knowledgeable and it was a great place to go.

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Thank Wendy P
Bulli, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was good to visit if you are into RLS and his writings. Got history of his family and basics of history. Lots of good photos and some original furniture. Guided tour included sofrom guide.

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Thank Geoff S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can do a hike at this museum that takes you up the mountain to Robert Louis Stevensons tomb . Found it to be a hard hike as we'd done it just after it rained so the ground was all muddy . Insect repellent is a MUST !!!!! or else you'll get eaten alive !!!

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Thank Trissie M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and home. Take a guided tour through history. Robert Louis Stevenson was an interesting person. The tour was worth it :-)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large wooden house set in immaculate gardens. Our guide was knowledgable and charming and sang to us. Made me want to learn more about Robert Louis Stevenson. 20 tala entry.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted to visit the RLS museum as his story fascinated me as did his writing.The guides do a good job of filling in some of history of his and his family's life, as well as the building. If you have time and you are able to, walk up the hill path to where his tomb is and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is a MUST. It is in a very good condition and well managed. We did the tour by ourselves, but the guided tour is to recommend.

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Thank Schaffhauserin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you need to know about the place and the person is explained during the tour...unfortunately it doesnt last too long but its fascinating to witness how some of the artifacts have been preserved for all these years.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Apia. Time your visit for a tour of the house, which has some historic relics, old photos and a nice view.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Loved learning about the history from two lovely local guides who were passionate about this place which has a rich history. They even sing for you!

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