The Roedde family’s home is located on the traditional ancestral and unceded Territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Gustav and Matilda Roedde settled in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1888. Gustav became Vancouver’s first bookbinder while working for the Vancouver News Advertiser. In 1890 he 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).
- Pre-purchase tickets for a self-guided tour within a set time slot.
- Purchase tickets HERE
- At this time, when visiting in a group, please only stay with members of your household
- A mask must be worn for the duration of your visit
- Hours: Thursday / Friday / Sunday from 1 to 4pm
- Entry to the Museum is by ticketed entry only
- Tickets must be purchased online
- 5 People maximum per 1 hour time slot
- 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
- If you purchase all 5 available tickets within a time slot you may use coupon code GROUPPROMO for 10% off
Online School Program:
- Our school program has gone online this year with a new video. Click HERE to find out more.
Online Jazz Concert:
- Jazz concerts are virtual for the remainder of the year. Click HERE for access.
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. Read our health and safety protocols first.
A few rooms within the house have been decorated for a Victorian Christmas, as the Roedde family would have celebrated in their day. See a Christmas tree in the Dining Room in the same place where the Roedde family displayed theirs- how do we know where this was? We can still see the charred wooden panels from when their Christmas tree caught fire in 1913 after it was left up for too long in January (a bad combination with the tree candles which were clipped to the branches).
"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.
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).
Thursday / Friday / Sunday: 1PM to 4 PM
- Visitors must purchase tickets online and will be required to select a specific entrance time in order to adhere to and maintain gathering limits set up by BC's Restart Plan.
- Tickets are available here: https://www.ticketzone.com/e/189654/rmh-tour-admissions
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
**Ticketed admission available online only. No cash payments at this time.