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Research At The RLS Museum

By Appointment Only

Anyone wishing to conduct research using the RLSM permanent collection must contact the Museum’s staff to schedule an appointment. This ensures you will have full access to the entire collection and that your time will be used effectively. We do request that any research be scheduled at least 10+ days prior to your arrival.


Research may be conducted outside the Museum’s normal operating hours if scheduled in advance with staff. Otherwise, the hours of 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday, are the norm.


RLSM may charge for your research time ($15 per hour) depending on the type of research you conduct and how involved the staff must be in assisting your research process. 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.

There are no fees for reading books from the RLSM library; however, books must remain on site as it is a non-lending collection.

Casual Researchers, History Buffs, Genealogists, etc.
For those who are just curious about the life of RLS, want to learn more about your past relatives who may have known him, or are simply discovering local history, please expect to pay $15 per hour of research in the Museum.

University Students, Scholars, and Authors
Please expect a fee of $15 per hour of active time with Museum Staff.


If you would like to conduct research at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, please download and fill out these forms and bring them with you to the Museum.

Info Sheet for Researchers | Permanent Collection Conditions of Use


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

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T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917


Tuesday – Saturday
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Closed for Federal Holidays