Welcome

RoeddeHouse

 

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 

 

Jazz Evenings in the Parlour Presents: Sharon Minemoto with Michael Blake and Paul Rushka - Thursday, November 14, 7-9PM

Join us for an evening performance in our historic parlour with a trio of talented local artists: Sharon Minemo (piano), Michael Blake (saxophone) and Paul Rushk (bass). 

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.

 

Roedde House Presents: Nosferatu Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18, 8-10 PM

"Nosferatu" (1922) was directed by German director F.W. Murneau and was an unauthorized version of Dracula. The film beings in a fictional German town, where real estate agent Thomas Hutter travels to close a deal with the reclusive Count Orlok. However he soon discovers that Orlok is no ordinary man. Nosferatu is widely considered one of the most influential films from the silent era.

Ticket holders should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure seats.

Tickets are: SOLD OUT

 

Classical Concert Series presents Da Capo featuring Vancouver Guitar Duo (Stanton Jack and Louise Southwood) - Sunday, October 20th, 4-5 PM.

The Vancouver Guitar Duo Vancouver native Stanton Jack and British guitarist Louise Southwood will perform a concert entitled Da Capo: Guitar Through the Ages on October 20th.  Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of original duo guitar arrangements, including Renaissance and Baroque lute works, Brazilian sambas and Bossa novas, and fiery Spanish dances.

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.

 

Roedde House Presents: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 8-10 PM


"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) is the most well-known film of German director Robert Wiene. The film is a strange murder mystery considered by some film critics to be the first true horror movie. The film is considered the quintessential German Expressionist film, with its strange lighting effects and dark, twisted visual style.

Ticket holders should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure seats.

Tickets are: $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members.

 

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.

 


Admission

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. 


Parking

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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