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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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A must see for any fan of RLS

A small specialty museum, basically one large room, the museum details the life and times of Robert... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
James H
Liberty, Missouri, United States
Quaint small museum with enthusiastic staff

Visited this museum on a weekday in March. The museum is basically in a small schoolhouse sized... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
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The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is a treasured institution in St. Helena, California. The Museum was first opened in 1969 and for nearly 50 years has been dedicated to connecting the life, works, and times of author Robert Louis Stevenson. For...more
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1490 Library Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1143
+1 707-963-3757
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

A small specialty museum, basically one large room, the museum details the life and times of Robert Louis Stevenson and his family. Most of the artifacts in the museum are Stevenson originals. While the signage is interesting, the staff are wonderful and willing to talk...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited this museum on a weekday in March. The museum is basically in a small schoolhouse sized building with lots of Robert Louis Stevenson items. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the author. Though the museum is free, there is a donation box...More

Thank renees884
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Kidnapped in Saint Helena, there must be a treasure nearby. I grew up dreaming of the south seas and the carribean reading his novels. Long John Silver was a buddy. Visiting here brought the stories and Robert Louis Stevenson to life.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This small museum is delightful with it's well informed and friendly curator. A hidden visitor's gem in Sta. Elena.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I didn't know much about RLS before our trip to Napa. In less than an hour at this museum, you will know and appreciate this author's life story. The docent was informative and pleasant; knowledgeable without boring you. Looking around without her explanations would not...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

When one reaches a time in life where history and travel holds a deeper meaning, it's deeply satisfying to encounter a museum like the Stevenson. Honestly, I hadn't read Stevenson's works until after my visit (Hey, put down those stones), but if you've been to...More

1  Thank SageTraveler
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Presley and the staff at the museum are very knowledgeable. There is an amazing amount of personal items and information. Well worth the time!

Thank Carlene54
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I spent a wonderful hour learning about Stevenson and the museum - so much I didn't know! I had a great conversation with the person on duty, sharing insights and theatrical ideas. What a lovely experience

1  Thank 18dolphin18
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The hours are a bit odd due to staffing. An interesting connection to Napa Valley. The artifacts paint a picture of this author's life

1  Thank Ravenn2
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is remarkable that St Helena has such a large collection of Robert Louis Stevenson items. We thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this author's life. Our host for a tour of the museum items was extremely knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time with...More

1  Thank S Kenneth B
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