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To our community,

We aim to do our part in minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and continue to pause public tours (daily tours, Tea & Tours) for the remainder of June.

We want to ensure the safety of our community, volunteers, staff, and visitors. Our office remains open (contact by email or phone, please) and our staff will be on-site and working from home to minimize their risk. We are working towards re-opening this Summer with new protocols and some new features!

Updates regarding continued closure or re-opening will be posted on our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

We look forward to opening our House back for tours once it is safe to do so - we will be active on social media, so please connect with us there!

-Roedde House Board and Staff

June 10, 2020

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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).

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Tour from home:

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Featured Events - On hold until further notice. -

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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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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New Hours:

Once the Museum re-opens new hours will be implemented:

Thursday / Friday / Sunday: 12 PM to 4 PM

  • Visitors will 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 will become available once a re-opening date has been set.


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.

We are on the #5 Robson bus route).

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