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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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History at its Best!

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum opens the eyes on this great writer as well as providing insight into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cameron S
Buddina, Australia
What a beautiful home

This place is a must visit when in Samoa. It,s a very interesting tour throughout the house. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leanne K
Brisbane, Australia
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum opens the eyes on this great writer as well as providing insight into the history of Samoa. The grounds and gardens are a sight to behold while buildings have been carefully preserved to reflect the lifestyle of RLM in this inspiring...More

2  Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must visit when in Samoa. It,s a very interesting tour throughout the house. The grounds are spectacular

1  Thank Leanne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The feeling of experiencing history is quite overwhelming when entering the actual house that RLS lived and died in. Personally I didn’t realise the author had spent much of his life in Samoa and our guide really brought through the affinity he had for the...More

1  Thank paug178
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house that RLS lived in is beautifully restored to it's original condition, including recreations of original furniture, along with some original pieces. I came back a 2nd day to do the walk up the hill to the burial ground. I took the long route...More

Thank NicoleNZ62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance cost 20 WST per person. This comes with a guide that explains the history of the place. (I only suspect that outside of what has been remembered, he is not able to answer ad hoc questions). The place is well kept, except for a...More

Thank nldogbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy writers and this was a must see if you have a literary bent. We felt it was well worth the $20 tala fee as keeping this house open to the public and viable is important, and the guide did a great job though...More

Thank Amberglade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect location for a now museum. The grounds are lovely and are set on acres on land with the former house of Robert Louis Stevenson being right slap bang in the middle of it! This attraction is definitely a must see and you will...More

Thank luke r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see for fans of RLS. It shuts at 430pm so make sure you dedicate appropriate time to visit. We ran out of time to walk to RLS' grave but from all reviews it is very worthwhile.

Thank JanaliSydney
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We learned so much and the museum is set in wonderful gardens and beautifully maintained. The guide was informatine and friendly - thank you

1  Thank denisecuthbertson
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

RSL. You know, Jeckyl and Hyde and Treasure Island. His house is a must see and if possible do the tour (ladies take a hanky!). A surprise on an island full of surprises.

Thank JeffQV
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Can you tell me how you paid the 20 talas for the museum? Do they take credit cards or foreign currency (such as US$) We plan to arrive by cruise ship. I understand its within walking distance. Do you know roughly how long the walk is? Thanks!
27 January 2017|
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Response from Peter N | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure we paid by card. It's a pretty long uphill walk so you are best getting a taxi especially if you want to climb to RLS grave which is another steep climb.
Martha J
My friend and I are hoping to visit Apia in January 2017. He is a great R.L.Stevenson fan, and the museum there is on his "bucket list". He would also like to visit the grave at the top of Vaea, but he is 90 years old and I don't think can make the climb even on the easier path. Is there any way he could go by some conveyance. I am 83, but more agile and a walker. I would appreciate any helpful advice. Thank you.
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.
We arrive in Apia by cruise ship on Sunday 7th Feb. Can anyone please inform me how we get to the museum from our cruise ship ? We are seniors and are not great on our feet, but we can walk approx. a kilometre. Many thanks. Alan
10 January 2016|
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