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


Easter Weekend Hours

The Museum will be open from 1-4PM on Good Friday, Closed Saturday, Open 1-4PM Easter Sunday and Closed Easter Monday. 


Roedde House participates in the 19th Annual Tourism Challenge!

Please note that from Sunday, April 21st to Friday, May 31st we will be open by donation for regular visitors during our busy Tourism Challenge, and that we will be unable to offer guided tours during this time. Self-guided tours welcome!

Tourism Challenge participants: Don't forget your Passports, ID, Proof of Employment and have fun!

Hours during the Tourism Challenge: 

Tuesday-Friday: 1-4PM

Sunday: 1-4 PM and Tea & Tour will not be offered during this time. 

Please note that doors will open promptly at 1PM and not before.


Speaker Series presents: 'In Plane Sight: Envisioning Geometry and Symbol in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland' - Wednesday, April 24th, 7-9PM.

In our inaugural Speaker Series event, UBC graduate student Andrea Sandeen will present on how Carroll's manuscript envisions abstract concepts of shape and number through illustration.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors, students and members.


Jane's Walk: Barclay Square Heritage Walk & Roedde House Museum - Sunday, May 5th, 11AM-12PM. 

Have you ever been curious about the quaint park in the heart of the West End? We will be exploring Barclay Heritage Square and learning about the different buildings on the block and some landscaping highlights. We will end the walk at the Roedde House Museum where visitors can have a free tour to learn about this heritage house. About the walk leader: I am the Roedde House Preservation Society President so most of my expertise is within the museum walls. I do love the Square and I think it's such a gem of a park with the winding paths and little patches of greenery. The Square has such a unique history that I'm excited to share with everyone. I will wear a flower pin.


Classical Concert Series presents Viol Works for Three: Viola da gamba music of the Renaissance and Baroque featuring Vancouver Viols, Anne Duranceau, Colin Miles & Pat Unruh - Sunday, May 19th, 4-5 PM. 

On May 19, the museum hosts early music consort, Vancouver Viols in a program entitled Viol Works for Three: Viola da gamba music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Players include local favourites Anne Duranceau, Colin Miles, and Pat Unruh, and there will be instrument show and tell during and following the performance. Please reserve your ticket in advance as concerts with the Vancouver Viols consistently sell out well before the performance date.

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


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.



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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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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: $5.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $8.00

Children under 5 years: Free

We do not accept debit cards. Credit Cards accepted. 


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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