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

Roedde House Preservation Society 2019 Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, March 19th, 7PM

Roedde House Museum invites you to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Roedde House Preservation Society.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 7pm, followed by a social hour with refreshments. Members, partners and friends are invited. The AGM is always a great opportunity to meet staff, board directors, and other members of Team Roedde, while getting more involved with the organization!


Jazz Concert Series presents "The RetroNutz" featuring Patty Verner - vocals, Miles Black - piano and guitar & special guests - Thursday, April 11th, 7-9PM. 

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


Classical Concert Series presents "Love in Spring" featuring mezzo-soprano Martina Govednik, pianist Roger Parton & flutist Dragana Hajduk - Sunday, April 14th, 4-5 PM. 

Join us for Love in Spring on April 14th. After a long winter, mezzo-soprano Martina Govednik, with her vibrant, lush sound and her sheer kinetic energy will really let the musical sunshine in. She is joined by pianist Roger Parton and flutist Dragana Hajduk in a program featuring Bizet, Debussy, and Schubert as well as Govednik’s signature Serbian folksongs.

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


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.


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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