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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“treasure island”(43 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 step back in time old house interesting history resting place well worth the visit gift shop lovely grounds walk up great tour his wife great place to visit
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

The tour of RLS home is very informative, friendly guides and lovely little gift shop. The views are amazing and even better up forest walk atop Mt Vaea. The botanical garden is disappointing (almost non-existent) as the museum grounds have more effort put in to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 21happy21
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Do not miss the tour, it's worth the small fee to learn more about "Tusitala" Samoa's storyteller. The house is restored nicely, our male guide knowledgeable and well spoken. It was raining when we went so the hike will need to be done on another...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aloha58
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Definitely go and see this museum. Take the actual tour through what was Robert Louis Stevenson’s own home. Great opportunity to see it as it was. Also walk the hard climb to the top of the mountain to see his tomb. Great experience.the track starts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Learnt a lot of things about Robert Louis Stevenson that I never knew before. Samoans are extremely proud of their association with this famous man. Thorough history given from our two different guides through the museum. Grand old home that has been preserved to share...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank keeneteam
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We visited the museum just because of the writer and found the museum very interesting. However the most enjoyable part for us was walking through the garden with beautiful trees and plants. If you have plenty of time, worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ChrisLilyW
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Take a stroll through the gardens first or after - they are a gem. The house and the history are top notch.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Just an incredible place! If you love history and / or literature or just love old villas with an amazing location then it's so worth it....plus it's a bit cooler than down in Apia. 😎

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sally G
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We really enjoed the tour to Vailima and the Tusitala, Robert Louis Stevenson's, erstwhile home. We learned so much from our charming and sincere local guide. The rooms were all fascinating. My favourite, though. was the Tapa Cloth Reception Room, on the bottom floor. Such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

The experience of visiting this museum is a must. Listen to the local guide relate the past of this amazing place and try not to take too many photos, just listen.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sharyn F
Reviewed August 16, 2018

A great informative tour and fascinating history to this museum.The walk to Robert's grave is well worth the trek, the view from the top is spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.