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 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


Classical Concert Series - Sleigh Ride - Sunday, December 9th at 4PM

Popular piano duo Rita Attrot and Helen Hall make a return visit to the Roedde House parlour on December 9th. Featuring works for piano four hands by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Leroy Anderson as well as Canadian composers Jean Coulthard and David Duke, Sleigh Ride is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. The house will be decorated for Christmas, so the concert will be an extra festive start to your season this year.

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


Jazz Concert Series - Fran Jaré, Saul Berson, Paul Blaney Trio - Thursday, December 13 at 7PM

Fran Jaré originally from Chicago, is an enchanting and sensitive pianist/composer - from the nostalgia of jazz piano, lush harmonies, to funky B3 organ, Jaré’s craft embraces substantial diversity. She continues projects such as her CD of originals, Copy Cat Coo Coo, aired on CBC Hot Air and on the local jazz scene beguiling the listener.

Saul Berson is a native of Vancouver whose burnished tone has made him one Vancouver’s most sought-after alto saxophone players. He has performed throughout Canada, Europe, the Mid-east, and South Africa releasing 5 CDs in the process.

Paul Blaney is an acoustic and electric bassist and composer. Known for a fearless and inventive style, Blaney is active in the Vancouver music scene, playing both mainstream and avant-garde jazz styles.


Current Exhibit: Memories of the Future III

Diyan Achjadi and Cindy Mochizuki
Curated by Katherine Dennis

September 25 – November 18, 2018

Visitor's Stitch and Sip: Sunday, November 18, 1–3 p.m. 
Participation is free (donations welcome).
Registration Full 

Diyan Achjadi and Cindy Mochizuki host an afternoon of desserts and embroidery at the Roedde House Museum. Participants draw and embroider onto handkerchiefs using European and Japanese (bunka shishu) styles of needlework. Coffee, tea and sweets in response to the complex history of the site will be served.

About the Exhibition

In response to the history and domestic setting of the Roedde House—built in 1893 and originally home to the family of Gustav Roedde, one of Vancouver’s first bookbinders—artists Diyan Achjadi and Cindy Mochizuki mark and inscribe the Roedde House Museum with reimagined narratives. The artists each consider an element of the museum’s print history, including the Roedde’s successful printing business and the decorative arts typical of the late 19th century. Inserting their artworks within the period rooms, the artists interrupt the museum’s dominant story of a middle-class European immigrant family and speak to Canada’s difficult colonial history, which continues to shape the nation’s present. 


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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Special Hours for Memories of the Future III Exhibit

September 29 – November 18, 2018

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM


Fall/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.


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 with guided tour: $5.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $8.00

Children under 5: No Charge

We do not accept 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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