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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“his life”(49 reviews)
“treasure island”(41 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

This very historic and culturally important home of TusiTala was a real treat. The grounds were so well looked after with all local fauna, bird life and sprawling lawns. The homestead has been so well kept and all the memorabilia was easily accessible and photos...More

Thank mbetham9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the view that Robert would have enjoyed all those years ago. Imagine taking tea while watching the windjammers sailing into sight and the excitement of the mail being brought from far off lands. Take the time to reflect on his comforts of home, and...More

1  Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It would be hard to visit Apia in Wester Samoa without a visit to this well-known place. Donated to the government of Samoa, it has been kept in wonderful condition. A short tour with a well informed guide gave a good insight into the relatively...More

2  Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 6 days ago

This home is well worth visiting. Joint in with the tour and find out the history of Robert and family, The tour guides are top notch. The home and grounds are beautiful

1  Thank bpyke35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend couple of hours when you in Apia. It’s a little bit of out town but the taxi only cost $15 tala to get there. Cost $20tala to get in as well with guided tour. Lovely grounds which is very...More

1  Thank MissPNZ12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Robert Louis Stevenson's former home in Vailima, Samoa is now a museum dedicated to the later years of his life. Drive up Cross Island Rd until you see an imposing long fence-line of ornate cream concrete posts fringing the roadside. Turn into the huge iron...More

Thank poumaukathleen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully restored place. The Tour guide was very informative. Great to visualise items from our history lessons. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Rachelle O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited RLS Museum as part of our day trip to Apia - and it was the hilight! Tremendous time capsule, immaculately kept, and fantastic / knowlegable young museum tour guide

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we used Hun't Experience Tours to give us access to this site. Very emotional visit which gives a good insight into Robert Louis Stevenson's life in Samoa. Excellent

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the story of R.L. Stevenson is awesome and know where he spent so many years of his life and see the museum home is very interesting. It's about 5 km uphill. Worth it.

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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.