Roedde House is located on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. The house was built in 1893 for European immigrants, Gustav and Matilda Roedde, who settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1888. Gustav became Vancouver’s first bookbinder, opening his own business, G.A. Roedde Bookbinders, in 1890. He also brought with him a talent for paper marbling- a skill he learned as an apprentice in Germany. The design of Roedde House is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury. It is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House. The Roedde family lived in Roedde House until 1924 when it then became a rooming and boarding 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 from the perspective of the Roeddes. Feel free to walk into every room and experience what life would have looked like for the Roeddes in late 19th century.
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 (1905) and the Diamond Centre (1895).
MUSEUM HOURS & ENTRY
*The Museum will be closed Thursday January 6th 2022*
Hours: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday from 1 to 4pm
- 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
- A mask must be worn for the duration of your visit.
- Proof of vaccination is required for entry.
- Tickets are available online or at the door.
- We are currently allowing a maximum of 10 guests per entrance time to allow for distancing.
- Visitors purchasing tickets at the door will have their name and number recorded for contact tracing.
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
Movie at the Museum: Sherlock Holmes, 1922 - Postponed to March 2022
Join us for a screening of "Sherlock Holmes", a 1922 silent film staring John Barrymore. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Tickets coming soon!
Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle Winner!
K. Kilmury was the winner of the Roedde House Preservation Society 50/50 Raffle (BC Gaming Event License #129644) with a prize of $412.50. The electronic draw took place on December 31st at 12pm with ticket number 110042 being the winner. Many thanks to all who participated in the raffle and helped support the Museum!
Virtual Reality Tour Available!
Roedde House Museum has partnered with VR Voyage to create an interactive virtual tour which you can experience from the comfort of your own home. Purchase the tour experience here:
"SMOC VICTORIAN CHILDHOOD COLLECTIBLES" A unique exhibition of antiques for SALE!
Roedde House has partnered with SMOC to offer a quniue exhibition of authentic Victorian and early 20th Century childhood collectibles which are for sale! Sales will be shared between the two socities and will go towards supporting the care and upkeep of our permanent collections. This is a rare opportunity to purchase antique childhood treasures from the McGuire Collection. Prices are discounted and offers can be made.
*On display NOW in our second floor Collections Room.
"House Restoration: Preserving the Past for Future Generations", curated by Roedde House Museum Staff
A small exhibit showcasing artefacts found during the restoration of Roedde House is now on display in the Parlour. Roedde House received heritage designation in 1976, and in 1984 the Roedde House Preservation Society began restoration of the interior. During the restoration, many layers of history were uncovered and these findings are currently on display; from a dog's tooth found in the backyard, to original wallpaper scraps and other odds and ends which had remained hidden over the years. Photos of the restoration process are also on display, as well as images of the house in past decades.
"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.
Online School Program:
- Our school program has gone online this year with a new video. Click HERE to find out more.
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.
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).