Roedde House is located on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. The house was built in 1893 for European immigrants, Gustav and Matilda Roedde, who settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1888. Gustav became Vancouver’s first bookbinder, opening his own business, G.A. Roedde Bookbinders, in 1890. He also brought with him a talent for paper marbling- a skill he learned as an apprentice in Germany. The design of Roedde House is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury. It is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House. The Roedde family lived in Roedde House until 1924 when it then became a rooming and boarding 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 from the perspective of the Roeddes. Feel free to walk into every room and experience what life would have looked like for the Roeddes in late 19th century.
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 (1905) and the Diamond Centre (1895).
MUSEUM HOURS & ENTRY
Hours: Thursday / Friday / Sunday from 1 to 4pm
- Entry to the Museum is through the front door (ring the old fashion doorbell)
- Tours are self-guided with the option of audio features via your phone or a provided tablet
- A mask must be worn for the duration of your visit.
- Proof of vaccination is required for entry.
- Tickets are available online or at the door.
- We are currently allowing a maximum of 10 guests per entrance time to allow for distancing.
- Visitors purchasing tickets at the door will have their name and number recorded for contact tracing.
- If you purchase all 5 available tickets within an online time slot you may use coupon code GROUPPROMO for 10% off.
General Admission: $10.00
Youth (6-18yrs) Admission: $5
Wheelchair Accessible Admission: $5 (ground floor only)
Children (5yrs and under) Admission : Free
RHM Members: Free
CANCELLED: Jazz Concert, November 26th 2021: Rene Worst & Jennifer Scott
*Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst have had to regrettably cancel their jazz concert performance on November 26th due to unforeseen circumstances. All tickets purchased for this event will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience to ticket holders and appreciate your understanding. We plan to have Jennifer and Rene rescheduled for another concert date in the new year, so stay tuned!*
Scary Ghost Stories: A Victorian Christmas Tradition, December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th, from 7-8:30pm
Join us as we partake in a Victorian tradition of hearing ghost stories near Christmas. Theater actors will portray the characters, Mr. and Mrs. Winchester, and will read aloud from authentic Victorian ghost stories. Tea and sweets will be served. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Enter a raffle and support the Museum!
Purchase a $5 ticket for a 50/50 jackpot raffle. The winner will split half of the jackpot with the Miuseum. Tickets are availble until December 30th and the draw will be on December 31st at 12pm:
New Virtual Reality Tour Available!
Roedde House Museum has partnered with VR Voyage to create an interactive virtual tour which you can experience from the comfort of your own home. Purchase the tour experience here:
This exhibition highlights the 29th Battalion and its connections to the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Museum Society). The exhibition has been created by Mr. Gibson with a tribute to Cameron Cathcart, past Roedde Preservation Society board member and volunteer. This exhibition is also in remembrance of the Roedde House Museum tradition, begun by Mr. Cathcart, of launching a Remembrance exhibition annually.
*On display NOW in our second floor Collections Room.
"House Restoration: Preserving the Past for Future Generations", curated by Roedde House Museum Staff
A small exhibit showcasing artefacts found during the restoration of Roedde House is now on display in the Parlour. Roedde House received heritage designation in 1976, and in 1984 the Roedde House Preservation Society began restoration of the interior. During the restoration, many layers of history were uncovered and these findings are currently on display; from a dog's tooth found in the backyard, to original wallpaper scraps and other odds and ends which had remained hidden over the years. Photos of the restoration process are also on display, as well as images of the house in past decades.
"Canada, Your Prints are Ready!", curated by Peter Richard Lowery
The exhibition features 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.
Online School Program:
- Our school program has gone online this year with a new video. Click HERE to find out more.
1. Photo Tour:
Room by room online tour: click HERE to begin
2. Audio Tour:
Listen to our room by room podcast tour by clicking one of the options below:
PODCAST ADDICT: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3034160
3. Museum Tour:
Click HERE to purchase your tickets for a self-guided tour of the Museum.
Address: 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC , V6G 1J6
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).