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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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Grand house and immense lawn

I am glad I don't have to mow that lawn. Huge !! Guided tour of the grand house. Interesting stories. Lots of artefacts from the late 1800's

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am glad I don't have to mow that lawn. Huge !! Guided tour of the grand house. Interesting stories. Lots of artefacts from the late 1800's

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Buderim, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old house is very interesting and the gardens are beautiful. A very nice tranquil place to visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were full of knowledge Only 20 min tour but to me that was just the right length of time and information. Beautiful gardens to walk round

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Norsewood
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting visit to this historical home with guided tour explaining the home and the Stevenson family history.

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Suva, Fiji
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived at the museum, it was about the time for a tour and we joined that. It was a good idea, the guide was very good in explaining the story, took a lot of interest in telling us the story, engaged in conversation with the tourists. All in all it was a good experience. The location is absolutely... More 

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Glen Eden
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved looking around the old house, the photos and nic naks of years gone by and the history of a great writer. Felt pressured by guide (as only us on tour) to tip, which we would have done anyway.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here as part of a private island day tour. We joined a group tour through the building. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a genuine passion and love for this special place. The building and grounds are beautifully presented, and we were glad that we made the stop.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the Museum, the staff were friendly and well informed about Mr Robert Louis Stevenson. The gardens are lovely and a quick dip in the water hole is fun too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need transport to get here. Stunning grounds and view from house. Tour guides were so knowledgeable of the house history and the life of Robert Louis Stevenson. You could ask questions and they gave you time to look through each room and you could take photos without flash. At the end they sing a poem in Samoan and English... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

20 tala entrance fee but lovely house and effects from his era. Gardens beautiful with waterfall and nice walk up the mountain to RL Stevenson's tomb.

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