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 Vancouver News Advertiser. In 1890 Gustav opened 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 artifacts. 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


Roedde House Museum participates in the 19th Annual Tourism Challenge!

Please note that from Sunday, April 21st to Friday, May 31st we will be open by donation for regular visitors during our busy Tourism Challenge, and that we will be unable to offer guided tours during this time. Self-guided tours welcome!

Tourism Challenge participants: Don't forget your Passports, ID, Proof of Employment and have fun!


*Please note that doors will open promptly at 1PM and not before.

Tuesday-Friday: 1-4PM

Sunday: 1-4 PM and Tea & Tour will not be offered during this time. 


Speaker Series presents Josef Méthot's talk: Rattenbury Beyond the Scandal: Rattenbury and the Frontier Promis of British Columbia, 1891-1927" - Wednesday, May 29th, 7-9 PM.

On May 29, Josef Méthot, former Victoria Legislative Building tour guide, will present a talk on architect Francis Rattenbury. British Columbia has proudly claimed Francis Mawson Rattenbury as its greatest architect, and counts his exploits and death among its greatest scandals. What relevance, however, does Rattenbury's story have for 21st-century British Columbians? This talk will examine Rattenbury's career and life in BC outside of the limelight of scandal. It will show that as much as Rattenbury aimed to build his own luminous career out of the frontier promise of early BC, that career also was unavoidably shaped by the greater social and cultural changes of the province he sought to dominate.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors, and members.


Classical Concert Series presents Viol Works for Three: Viola da gamba music of the Renaissance and Baroque featuring Vancouver Viols, Anne Duranceau, Colin Miles & Pat Unruh - Sunday, May 19th, 4-5 PM. 

On May 19, the museum hosts early music consort, Vancouver Viols in a program entitled Viol Works for Three: Viola da gamba music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Players include local favourites Anne Duranceau, Colin Miles, and Pat Unruh, and there will be instrument show and tell during and following the performance. Please reserve your ticket in advance as concerts with the Vancouver Viols consistently sell out well before the performance date.

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


Roedde House presents Summer Jazz on the Porch

"Pay What You Wish" for concert seating in Barclay Heritage Square, 7-9 PM


June 20 - Paul Rushka (bass), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Steve Kaldestad (sax)

July 11 - Ben Henriques (sax), Omar Amlani (drums), Jodi Proznick (bass)

Aug. 8 - Winston Matsushita (keyboard), Daniel Howard (bass), Nicholas Bracewell (drums)


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.



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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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Fall/Winter Hours -  September to May

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 1 PM  to 4 PM

Saturday - Closed

Sundays (Tea & Tour): 1 PM to 4 PM

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


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.


General Admission including guided tour: $10.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $10.00

Children under 5 years: Free

Cash or Credit Cards accepted. We do not accept debit cards.


Please note: Our admission rate is increasing!

As of June 1st 2019, admission (including guided tour) will be $10.00 daily, Tuesday through Sunday (including Tea & Tour).  

The Roedde House Museum admission fees will be changing effective Saturday, June 1st. Regular admission for the museum will be $10 (for all open days including Sundays). This admission fee change reflects the increasing costs of running the museum and programming. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you in the near future!

To honour our accessibility mandate, we are excited to share that we will be having monthly ‘by donation’ days. Every last Friday of the month, admission to the Museum will be ‘by donation’, please visit our website for the most updated opening hours.


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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