Visit The Museum
Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the City's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the end of the 19th century.
Roedde House is owned by the City of Vancouver. Indeed, the 1976 designation by the City as a heritage house served as a catalyst for the restoration and development of the entire Barclay Heritage Square. This monumental undertaking involved many dedicated groups and individuals, including the citizens of the residential West End neighbourhood.
The Museum offers a unique experience for visitors: unlike many heritage houses, the rooms are not roped off or behind glass, and some of the artefacts may be handled with care. Each of the eleven rooms has been furnished with artefacts and period items, which were collected over the years, some returned by the Roedde family. Experienced docents will be happy to share their knowledge and stories with you.
If you wish to go at your own pace, you may use the multilingual information cards you will find in each room of the house. They are available in: English, French, German, Spanish. Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. These are also accessible using our Self Guided Tour.
Come by the museum shop afterwards and learn even more about Roedde House Museum.
The Museum will re-open to the public again at the end of July 2020, with new policies and procedures to ensure people can enjoy the Museum safely. Days of operation will be limited to Thursday / Friday / Sunday from 11am-5pm with 5 guests permitted every hour. More information will become available soon!
Sunday Tea and Tour
On hold until further notice.
The Museum offers concerts, lecture series, other cultural events and an award-winning School program for elementary students. Check our calendar for upcoming events as well as for notification of exceptional closures due to special events.
The House may also be rented for weddings, receptions, meetings, film sets, photo shoots and other private events. Its restored interior lends charm and sparks conversation at any gathering.
The six main floor rooms are wheelchair accessible with cleared pathways and a wheelchair accessible washroom. Entry to the house by wheelchair is along the righthand side of the house through the kitchen door (please call in advance of arrival).