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 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).


Featured Events 

Learning Together as a Family: Victorian Writing and Crafting Making- Saturday, February 15th, 3:30-5:00PM

We're offering FREE entry to the museum for a family-oriented "old fashioned handwriting" workshop on Saturday February 15th from 3:30-5:00pm! Learn to use slates, quills, straight pens and ink and then craft your own Victorian-style Valentine in our authentically restored 1893 house museum. Light refreshments will be provided.

 This event is made possible thanks to the support of the B.C. government. BC_FamilyDay_K_pos.jpg

Classical Concert Series Presents Isn't It Romantic: Julie Begg & Karen Lee-Morlang- Sunday, February 16th, 4-5PM

On February 16th, series favourite Julie Begg (clarinet) and local legend Karen Lee-Morlang (piano) join forces for a post-Valentine’s Day concert for the record books. With diverse repertoire drawn from their eclectic and interactive concert programs, this spirited duo is the perfect pick-me-up for your bruised heart, sugar crash, or champagne hangover.

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

This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors and the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund.


Jazz Evenings in the Parlour Presents: Patty Verner & Miles Black - Thursday, March 12th, 7-9pm

Join us in our historic parlour for a concert by Patty V and Miles Black, together known as the RetroNutz. This outstanding duo is know across Canada for their outstanding Jazz performances! They will be combining bass and voice for a program of retro-jazz, accompanied by poetry and stories.

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

This concert series is made possible thanks to a Metro Vancouver Cultural Grant MV DefaultLockup RGB 0517 and the generous support of the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund and private donors.


Current Exhibit: Canada, Your Prints Are Ready!

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. Curated by Peter Richard Lowery.


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Fall/Winter Hours -  September to May

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 1 PM  to 4 PM

Saturday - Closed

Sundays (Tea & Tour): 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 including guided tour: $10.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $10.00

Children under 5 years: Free

Cash or Credit Cards accepted. We do not accept debit cards.

The last Friday of the month, admission to the Museum is by donation. 


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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