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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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Respectful homage to RLS

As a child I visited Samoa and climbed to the top of Mt Vaea to visit the grave of this famous Scottish poet and author so I was eager to visit his former home Vailima on this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For readers this is a must see although the 20wst charged is a little dear considering you're just being given permission to stroll around the upper level of the house, you can walk around the grounds and the lower level of the house at no cost.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a child I visited Samoa and climbed to the top of Mt Vaea to visit the grave of this famous Scottish poet and author so I was eager to visit his former home Vailima on this return visit to Samoa. The museum has been sympathetically curated and the house restored after cyclones played havoc with the building some years... More 

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sydney, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although Samoa itself is a bit boring, it is interesting and very relaxing to see the local culture up close, it is in a way a very traditional Polynesian culture, really friendly people who will go out of their way to please. The home of Robert Lois Stevenson, now a museum is well worth a visit, you are almost taken... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum on our last day in Samoa. We had a local guide for the day and he said this was a must. For a start the building itself is very impressive with lovely surrounding grounds. The have a tour guide that can take you around the rooms and give you some verbal information.... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and paid our tour fee for the house. The lady tour guide was very knowledgeable and obviously had a great love for the life and works of RLS. The house is set in a big garden and there is a walk to the final resting place of the author, however, we didn't try this due to... More 

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GA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Home of Dr Jekle and Mr. Hyde/ Treasure Island. It was fun to show my kids the author of a book they read. The people loved him and the home was clean and informational. Beautiful grounds

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1 Thank lovetotraveleat
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is absolutely stunning. The tour is great and the young man who gave us a tour was wonderful and knowledgeable - and a great singer! The story of Robert Stevenson in Samoa was always a mystery to me and it was great to finally understand the story. There is a great hike up to where he is burried... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit when in Apia. Very historic and the tour was good. Very interesting history of the great writer's last 5 years.

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum took me by surprise with the quality of the building and the range of RLS artifacts held there. The place was to such completion that one can easily imagine what life and surrounds might have been like over 100 years ago for those residents of the house. Apparently a huge effort was made to collect RLS and family... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully preserved old house set in magnificent tropical gardens, which provides a good idea of how Robert Louis Stevenson and his family lived while in Samoa.

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