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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Well kept Museum

A well kept museum to a great writer. The house is superbly maintained in lovely grounds. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Opotiki, New Zealand
Interesting slice of Apia History

Got there late and the guy let us in for a look around. Was interesting, but would have liked to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Apia, Samoa
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (43 reviews)
“treasure island” (38 reviews)
“guided tour” (62 reviews)
Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well kept museum to a great writer. The house is superbly maintained in lovely grounds. Well worth a visit.

Thank Afghankiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got there late and the guy let us in for a look around. Was interesting, but would have liked to spend more time going over some detail.

Thank KevTheScooterGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very informative tour guide friendly and great knowledge of the museum. We learned a lot about the history of Samoa and it's people.

Thank lisa_ioane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour of the property and a lot of interesting history. Tour guide was very friendly and greeted us all with a hug (suprising some of us haha) Sung a beautiful song, the building is really well maintained as are the gardens, well worth the...More

Thank RachelJ535
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour guide, interesting history and artefacts. Great venue for events etc. Worth a look but a short tour.

Thank colinpaulf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip as I didn't expect to enjoy it so much. The passion and knowledge of the staff was fantastic and the presentation was well timed and very informative. The tour of the museum is only about an...More

1  Thank MR-Bne
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had the most amazing guide, Margaret (if was her birthday). She is so passionate about her job and she made our visit especially good. It was great to be able to go back through after the official tour and take photos and have a...More

1  Thank kiwihappydragonlady
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Easy to get to from Apia and relaxing when you get there, with knowledgeable and helpful staff. Allow 1 to 2 hours for the visit, depending on your interest in Samoa and Stevenson.

1  Thank JoeCNewZealand
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum on a typically nice hot day, 32 degC. The museum tour was well done and conducted by a knowledgeable young man who was proud to be sharing this part of Samoan History. After the tour we embarked on...More

Thank richardsX5065HU
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Attended a large function, with several heads of government. Incredible organisation, food was amazing, set up was very impressive.

Thank Eddie T
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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
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.