Welcome to the Roedde family’s home. Gustav and Matilda Roedde settled in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1888. He became Vancouver’s first bookbinder while working for the News Herald Newspaper. In 1890 Gustav opened the his own bookbinding business as G.A Roedde Bookbinders and by 1893 was successful enough to afford to build a house in the new West End neighbourhood. Roedde House, design attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury, is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House.

Since 1990, the Roedde House Preservation Society has taken painstaking care to restore and furnish the house to reflect the ambience of late Victorian family life. Feel free to walk into every room; you will even be invited to touch some artefacts. Come in and experience life in the late 19th century for yourself.

While in the neighbourhood, stroll through the peaceful, leafy Barclay Heritage Square, sit in the gazebo or on one of the many benches, and take in the sights of Roedde House and its neighbours, such as Barclay Manor and the Diamond Centre (1895).

Featured Events


Current Exhibit: Canada, Your Prints Are Ready!

The exhibition will feature a diverse collection of original photographs which were gathered over the past 5 years from antique stores, estate sales, flea markets, garage sales and various sources. Many were misplaced, forgotten, unwanted, or never picked up, in other words "fallen through the cracks".

Lost, but now found and reunited, most are unique and have never been seen by the public. Original photos by many recognized Canadians including Gowan, Frank, Spalding, Harmon, Devine, Notman, Macatskill, Karsh and Foncie. Curated by Peter Richard Lowery.


Classical Concert - Rising Stars: Tall Oaks Trio with Sydney Tetarenko, Jiten Beairsto, & Natalie Lo - Sunday July 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM

On July 8th, the Roedde House Classical Series will feature the Tall Oaks Trio on our Rising Stars concert. Immensely gifted emerging professionals working in Vancouver and garnering international recognition, clarinetist Sydney Tetarenko, violinist Jiten Beairsto, and pianist Natalie Lo will perform Milhaud and Schoenfield as well as Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.


Jazz Concert - Trio with Ben Dwyer, Sharon Minemoto & Omar Amlani - Thursday June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Ben Dwyer, Sharon Minemoto and Omar Amlani will be presenting a vibrant selection of jazz standards in the classic piano trio format, informed by so many well loved masters of the tradition and having a modern, youthful sensibility. It is sure to be a fun evening of swing and lyrical melody.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.


Strawberry Festival - Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:00-4:00 PM

Food, Music, Entertainment and Community!
Barclay Heritage Square, 1447 Barclay Street

Museum open during Festival; Admission and tours by donation.
Bake Sale presented by Roedde House Museum Volunteers.
Singers Nina Shoroplova and Lynn Somers will serenade museum visitors and festival-goers intermittently throughout the afternoon. 


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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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Summer Hours -  June to August

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM  to 4 PM

Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM

Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15pm to fully enjoy Sunday Tea & Tour.


Winter Hours -  September to May

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 1 PM  to 4 PM

Saturday - Closed

Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM

Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15pm to fully enjoy Sunday Tea & Tour.


Guided Tour: $5.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $8.00

Children under 5: No Charge

No debit cards. Square accepted for Credit Cards. 


Limited street parking is available on Robson and in the West End. Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard.

We are on the #5 Robson bus route).

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