Visit The Museum
Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the City's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the end of the 19th century.
Roedde House is owned by the City of Vancouver. Indeed, the 1976 designation by the City as a heritage house served as a catalyst for the restoration and development of the entire Barclay Heritage Square. This monumental undertaking involved many dedicated groups and individuals, including the citizens of the residential West End neighbourhood.
The Museum offers a unique experience for visitors: unlike many heritage houses, the rooms are not roped off or behind glass, and some of the artefacts may be handled with care. Each of the eleven rooms has been furnished with artefacts and period items, which were collected over the years, some returned by the Roedde family. Experienced docents will be happy to share their knowledge and stories with you.
If you wish to go at your own pace, you may use the multilingual information cards you will find in each room of the house. They are available in: English, French, German, Spanish. Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. These are also accessable using our Self Guided Tour.
Come by the museum shop afterwards and learn even more about Roedde House Museum.
On Tuesday to Friday, Saturday (summer only) and Sunday the museum offers guided tours ($5) for your enjoyment. We recommend allowing a minimum of 45 minutes to visit the Museum. Check the Event calendar for currient schedule.
Sunday Tea and Tour
Every Sunday, you are invited to join our famous Tea and Tour afternoons ($8). Take part in a tea tasting (our own Roedde House blend by Metropolian Tea Co.) while you explore the museum and revel in the ambience of the house. No reservations needed! Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15 pm to fully enjoy Sunday Tea & Tour.
The Museum offers concerts, lecture series, other cultural events and an award-winning School program for elementary students. Check our calendar for upcoming events as well as for notification of exceptional closures due to special events.
The House may also be rented for weddings, receptions, meetings, film sets, photo shoots and other private events. Its restored interior lends charm and sparks conversation at any gathering.
Only the six main floor rooms are wheelchair accessible.