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Address: 1490 Library Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: +1 707-963-3757
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This fine little museum honors the writer Robert Louis Stevenson who...

This fine little museum honors the writer Robert Louis Stevenson who honeymooned in the area in 1880. It contains many personal items of the author, as well as works of art, letters written in his own hand, and photographs. Highly recommended for fans of RLS.

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A most interesting insight to Robert Louis Stevenson. The director of the museum is so knowledgeable and interesting and is a must to talk to. This visit and talk with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most interesting insight to Robert Louis Stevenson. The director of the museum is so knowledgeable and interesting and is a must to talk to. This visit and talk with the director on Stevenson's life was the highlight of my day. Many thanks well worth the visit

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Richmond, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For location and value, the Premier Inn (Borough Market) is a good choice. It's right on the Thames, about a 7 minute walk to the Globe in one direction and similar to the Tube in the other direction. Across the river is the Tower of London and about a half hour walk along the Thames is the Houses of Parliament.... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I had visited Braemar, Scotland, where Stevenson stayed and wrote for a time. When I saw this museum in nearby St. Helena, I knew I wanted to go. I was not disappointed. The museum employee was knowledgeable and enthusiastic for the subject, and I learned a lot about the author and his life. I highly recommend this if you, too,... More 

Thank Zoey1996
Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

On another visit to Napa we were challenged to find new and interesting things to do that does not involve wine tasting. Passing through downtown St. Helena we spotted a directional sign leading us to this museum adjacent to the library. The room is filled with memorabilia of the brief life of this prolific writer and traveller. The museum is... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The museum volunteer was very knowledgeable about RLS and the museum had a treasure trove of artifacts, books and facts.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visited the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a Scottish novelist, poet, essay and travel writer. He wrote such books as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and many others. The museum is by the St. Helena public library. The museum is the largest collection of Robert Lous Stevenson artifacts in the world. The exhibits cover his life as... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Compact and interesting, this little museum is next to the town library. Stevenson had a short but eventful life. Photos and mementos as well as a great cross section of his writing. If you're lucky, Marissa will be at the desk. She really knows her stuff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

If you're a literary type, this under the radar place is a sweet short stop of a great writer with a fascinating life and odd local connection. Woman at desk was terrific and so informed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Who would have thought that the world renowned Scottish author would have a museum dedicated to him in the Napa Valley? Here it is, founded by Norman Strouse and based on his collection. Two blocks off Main Street, the museum houses his wedding ring, locks of his hair, first editions, paintings and much more. A must for fans of his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour at this small museum attached to the Library in St. Helena. The woman staffing the museum was great, entertaining and informative. She shared several stories regarding RLS and his wife. There are many interesting items from locks of RLS's childhood hair to his writing desk and the silver pieces that belonged... More 

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