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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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“his life”(49 reviews)
“treasure island”(41 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 walk up lovely grounds great tour his wife per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful homestead with a lovely story. The homestead is wonderful and the walk up to his tomb was easy. I highly recommend this as a trip while in Apia.

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting place to visit. Go with the guide and you will learn a lot about his life in Samoa. Worth the money

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the obligatory group tour. Our group was small and the guide was very informative. We enjoyed our visit very much. There is so much of historical interest inside the beautiful house and the location is vey picturesque. It was a hot day and...More

Thank Oga1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was brought up on Treasure Island and Kidnapped so this was a trip back to childhood. The house is very impressive, airy, cool and extensive. Our guide was excellent, and although she had probably done the tour umpteen times that never showed, it all...More

Thank kermik2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good insight into the life of RLS in Samoa with an excellent and passionate in house guide that brought the story to life.

Thank oneroa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip. As you approach the house, you’ll be blown away by the gardens - they’re immaculate. Everywhere you look is manicured lawns, perfect garden beds and flowers in bloom. Worth the visit just for that. But...More

Thank rushing-man
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peaceful and serene place. Very interesting and gave you a real sense of the family's life. Very relaxed young woman as a guide who filled in all the details.

Thank tinaO1280GZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think what made this good museum even better was our tour guide. It was obvious that she loved her job. She even mentioned that she wrote a paper in school about RLS & his wife Fanny. The home is very well preserved, even though...More

1  Thank lmiller808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth checking out the tour of the house- the gardens themselves are beautiful and worth a look. It has been preserved and presented well. I’m pleased the owner choose to open this museum up for the public.

Thank Dee06182844
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This very historic and culturally important home of TusiTala was a real treat. The grounds were so well looked after with all local fauna, bird life and sprawling lawns. The homestead has been so well kept and all the memorabilia was easily accessible and photos...More

Thank mbetham9
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14 July 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
28 January 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
30 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.