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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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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” (39 reviews)
“guided tour” (63 reviews)
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited fairly late in the afternoon and were the only visitors which meant that we had a very personal guided tour of the house even accompanied by a song. The house is stunning set in magnificent gardens and the nearby botanical gardens are well...More

Thank neil1342014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was great, very informative and the house was quite cool given that it was so hot and humid outside. The grounds are amazing, well worth the visit.

Thank lisahwatson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for displaying a wonderful museum and tribute to an icon, a great author and historian. Enjoyed the peacefulness and atmosphere in the beautiful gardens on the grounds.

Thank junior2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit Samoa the old home of the renowned author Robert Louis Stevenson, Vailima, is a must to visit. It is now a Museum with lots of pieces of memorabilia, old photos, furniture that take you back to his time and life. Guided tours...More

2  Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Margaret S, Front Office Manager at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your beautiful Comment. I'm so glad to hear that you have enjoy your visit to the RLS Museum. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely to be guided round by a very knowledgeable young lady who was passionate about her work and the property. it is a pity however that the exterior of the beautiful historic building is not being maintained and areas of deterioration are very noticeable.

Thank 53evie53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to support this venture but in hindsight my money would have been better spent elsewhere. We arrived within 30 mins of the house closing for the day (Saturday lunchtime) so we didn't get the full tour. The guide did however endeavor to give us...More

1  Thank olthomas44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely location recently absolutely astounding grounds maintained all by volunteers. Our guides Clark and Isa both hives of knowledge and information. If you do get Isa take you on a tour please get her to sing you the wonderful song from the poem...More

Thank Jeannie D
Margaret S, Front Office Manager at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the beautiful comment. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful homestead turned museum set within superbly maintained grounds. Even if you’ve not read Treasure Island, it is still a fascinating place to visit. You will see how the Stevenson family and their community lived in great detail. Once you’re done at...More

Thank wendyurquia
Margaret S, Front Office Manager at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback about the track and I will pass this message to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as they take care of the track up Mt Vaea.

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting place. Great grounds and gardens. Tour guide really did her best to be the best... From Apia need transport to get here.

Thank Toby G
Margaret S, Front Office Manager at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear that you loved the place and our gardens. We feel the same way. We appreciate your beautiful comment.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Fantastic experience! The house lived in by Tusitala, until his death and subsequent burial on the summit of Mount Vaea, has been restored and many items are on display. The house guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the visit extra special.

Thank dafamily
Margaret S, Front Office Manager at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great! So glad you enjoy your visit to the Museum. Thank you

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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
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.
11 January 2016|
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.