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Research at the RLS Museum

By Appointment Only

Anyone wishing to conduct research using the museum archive and  permanent collection must contact the Museum’s staff to schedule an appointment.  Appointments for the archive must be made 2 weeks prior to your arrival. 


Research windows are available Tuesday – Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm. Research may be conducted outside of the normal window with advanced arrangements. 


The RLSM may request an initial fee of $50.00 for the first hour of research and $20.00 for each subsequent hour. During your research, RLSM staff will be available to assist you in your research. 

Fees can be paid onsite or online. 

This fee is charged for both onsite and online research requests and is applied based on the type of researcher you are:

Students and Teachers (K-12)

RLSM is happy to provide FREE access to the wide variety of primary and secondary source materials to our local students and their teachers. Additionally, the RLSM staff is happy to work with you in bringing the museum experience into your classroom if desired. All services to local K-12 schools, teachers, and students are always offered free of charge.

University Students and Scholars

Please expect to pay an initial hour fee of $50.00 and a subsequent fee of $20.00 for each additional hour. 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment to conduct research at the RLSM please contact us at or call (707) 963-3757.

Upon your request you will be supplied with our researcher request form and a contract explaining the fees, rules, and expectations of researching at the RLSM. All researchers are required to sign this form regardless of how many times they have visited. 

Visit the Museum

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is open
Tuesday – Saturday from 12 to 4 PM

Give to the RSLM

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum depends on many sources to support our mission to preserve and promote the legacy of RLS


1490 Library Lane
P.O. Box 23
St. Helena, CA 94574

Reach Out

T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917

[email protected]


Tuesday 12 PM – 4 PM 

Wednesday 12 PM – 4 PM 

Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM

Friday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM