A guide is available to take you through the mansion, which
features many of Stevenson's original belongings, including
part of his library, mementos from his travels in the Pacific,
and pieces of his family's furniture. The restoration was
completed in 1994 and faithfully represents the interior
decoration carried out when the building was first constructed
in 1890, although several additions were made to 'Villa
Vailima' after Stevenson's death in 1894.
A 30 or 45 minute walk lead from the Museum to Stevenson's
tomb at the top of Mount Vaea. The Mount Vaea Scenic Reserve
is also well populated with birdlife. It is worth taking
water and a picnic, as the view from the tomb is excellent.
The museum is set within an attractive botanical garden,
worthy of a few hours' wandering.