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).
- A mask, face shield or face covering must be worn for the duration of your visit
- New 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 will now be through the Den at the side of the House (facing Barclay Manor)
- Tours will now be 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
TOUR FROM HOME:
(A photo journey through the Museum)
(A series of episodes which guide you through the House)
Featured Events and Exhibits:
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.
Dates: October 2nd, 3rd, 16th and 17th
Time slots: 5:30pm to 7:00pm OR 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: https://www.myzonetickets.com/e/197049/speak-easy-style (maximum 10 attendees per time slot)
A series of fundraiser events to support ongoing museum operations which include cultural and historical exhibits, community events and educational programming. As a non-profit museum lead by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a staff of two, alongside a large net of volunteers, community support is crucial in keeping Vancouver's only house museum going! The Roedde House Preservation Society opened the museum 30 years ago in 1990, so to celebrate, we are looking back 100 years to the roaring 20s, a time when the Roedde family would have still been living in the house (now museum). The event theme will be a celebration of fashion amdist the historical context of Vancouver's Speakeasy Period!
Look forward to: an expansive exhibit of 1920s fashions from local fashion historian and curator Ivan Sayers; safely distributed speakeasy-themed alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with information about Vancouver during the Prohibition Era; a unique photobooth for guests to strike a historical pose in an authentic Victorian house (photos will be a giveaway); 1920s-inspired hand-crafted masks available for purchase and great door prizes!
Upcoming Exhibit: Speakeasy Style
October 2nd to December 20th, 2020
An exhibition of party fashions from the 1920's from the collection of fashion historian and curator, Ivan Sayers, showcased throughout the Museum.
Read more about Ivan Sayers here: http://www.ivansayersevents.com/
Visit the Museum
1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6
New Hours for Summer 2020:
*Reopening on July 23rd 2020
Thursday / Friday / Sunday: 11 AM 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
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.
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.
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.