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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Half-Day Sightseeing and History Tour of Apia Township & Surrounds
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (45 reviews)
“treasure island” (40 reviews)
“guided tour” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 20798
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"his life"
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"treasure island"
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"guided tour"
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"grave site"
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"mt vaea"
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"old house"
in 17 reviews
"step back in time"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 17 reviews
"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"resting place"
in 13 reviews
"famous author"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"walk up"
in 16 reviews
"great tour"
in 23 reviews
"his wife"
in 13 reviews
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely grounds, interesting and tour guides friendly. Clean toilet facilities. Cute little shop and nice verandah area for waiting.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For fans of the author this is a do not miss event. Incredibly knowledgeable your guides take you through eight rooms of the historic mansion. Complete w a working fireplace it's a step back in time. Actual clothing, beds, furniture and first editions of Ross's...More

1  Thank Edward H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had absolutely no idea the importance this man and his family had on Samoa. I was really humbled when our tour guide told us the stories as we walked through the house. We loved the beautiful rememberance song the tour guide sang at the...More

1  Thank Raewyn A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and well worth a visit for anyone who has heard of this great man, or read any of his books

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some places that a child or ‘child at heart’ visits and realised that the dream is less romantic or exciting. Visiting this museum only served to grow my imagination and dreams of my long ago childhood. Robert Louis Stevenson still has the ability...More

1  Thank AlOlBE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide rushing through it and felt she was reading from a script. View was lovely, come prepared with camera, good footwear and water for the walks to make the most out of it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great tour - super informative... well worth the visit! All members of our family really enjoyed it, kids to grandparents. Grounds are lovely. Staff were well informed and taught us a lot...

1  Thank BridieCassoit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to the museum a couple of times and each time I am blown away by this property. The drive down the the long drive through lush rainforest open up to reveal a magnificent home set on lush green, manicured grounds. You can wander...More

1  Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived right on closing time but a lovely young lady from Germany (sorry I forgot her name) offered to take us on the tour. She was passionate and knowledgeable about the life of RLS and gave us a very informative and interesting tour. Towards...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

An informative guide showed us around this large villa where RLS spent his last days and everything is very authentic. The walk up to his grave was very steep and the heat put me off, but definitely worth a visit

Thank Sarah E
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Soda8
27 January 2017|
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Response from Margaret S | 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
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Martha J
29 July 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.
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Alan-NZ2015
10 January 2016|
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Response from Margaret S | Property representative |
It is best for you to grab a taxi. The taxi fare cost $10.00 tala to come from the ship to the Museum. The Museum can order you another taxi with the same amount to go back to the Ship.
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