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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+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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Wonderful walk through history

A walk from the car park to expansive park like grounds to be greeted by a magnificent home stead only part of which is original. For a small fee we were escorted through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenni M
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walk from the car park to expansive park like grounds to be greeted by a magnificent home stead only part of which is original. For a small fee we were escorted through the building with a great account of life for the Stevenson family and R L Stevesons involvement in his chosen community. We didn't hike to his grave... More 

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1 Thank Jenni M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this tour which is not only in magnificent surroundings, there is quite an emotional history about Robert Louis Stevenson and his family. Shame it poured with rain the day we went but did not deter from this wonderful place.

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1 Thank Lynne L
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour around the museum with our 18 month old son. It was a great experience and the staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Definitely worth having a look around the amazing house and grounds.

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1 Thank Kasey L
melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit. Tour was informative. Views are also good. Well worth a visit. Can walk to his grave from here too.

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Thank pmeltham
Sydney Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a step back in time and witness what the great storyteller Tusatula earned the respect of a nation and lives on in via his stories. Well documented and worth a visit, I promise you will enjoy it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The RLS museum is a fairly simple affair, but so full of history that you should have it on your list for Apia. It's an attraction for the adults more than the kids, though anyone old enough to know who RLS is will enjoy it. We didn't walk up to his grave site, as it was a reasonably muggy morning.

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Karlstad, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is definitely worth the visit. You get impressed of what this man achieved in so few years on this remote location so many years ago. You also get to learn that this remarkable man was caring and loved by the Samoan people.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, i had no idea who this was. But it was nice to see. Had time to kill before going to the airport. There is a path next to the house that should lead to the botanical garden, not sure i got there. Signs were messed up. I did find a small waterfall and a nursery, a ton... More 

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Thank Wasabi18141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect to visit a Scottish author's home on an island in the Pacific. It's a bit different to anything else in Samoa. The price is high by Samoan standards but not expensive compared to most countries. Our tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable. Doesn't take long to go through but is a lovely place to visit.

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Thank Sarah G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is expensive WST20 per person and takes approximately 15 minutes to walk through the house. You cannot browse on your own and are taken by a tour guide. I had difficulty understanding our guide as he did not speak very clearly. The gardens and surroundings are beautiful but a bit pricey.

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