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 - Story Time with Michael Park - Sunday August 19th, 2018 at 4:00PM

Join us on August 19th for Story Time with Michael Park. Pianist, composer, and story teller Michael Park performs a one-man recital of music for speaking pianist, narrating stories about love, death and everything in between.

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


Classical Concert Series - Melodies - Sunday September 16th, 2018 at 4:00PM

 Baritone Steven Bélanger and pianist Stephen Smith present a finely wrought French and English program entitled Melodies on September 16.  This elegant concert showcases the subtlety and intellect of two highly skilled artists and is a perfectly sophisticated way to spend a September Sunday afternoon.

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


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.


Upcoming Exhibit: Memories of the Future III

Diyan Achjadi and Cindy Mochizuki
Curated by Katherine Dennis

September 25 – November 18, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 1–4 p.m.; tour with curator and artists at 2 p.m.

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 have been invited to mark and inscribe the Roedde House Museum with reimagined narratives. The resultant exhibition, Memories of the Future III, features an installation of prints by Achjadi and a new experimental dance film by Mochizuki that collapse fact and fiction and interweave official and counter histories.


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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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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.

We are open Monday, August 6 for BC Day Holiday from 1 to 4 PM. 


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.


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. 

In order to serve all of our visitors better in the summer months, we ask that school groups and summer camps book a tour ahead of time to ensure the best possible experience for everyone.


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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