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Roedde House is located on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. The house was built in 1893 for European immigrants, Gustav and Matilda Roedde, who settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1888. Gustav became Vancouver’s first bookbinder, opening his own business, G.A. Roedde Bookbinders, in 1890. He also brought with him a talent for paper marbling- a skill he learned as an apprentice in Germany. The design of Roedde House is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury. It is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House. The Roedde family lived in Roedde House until 1924 when it then became a rooming and boarding 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 from the perspective of the Roeddes. Feel free to walk into every room and experience what life would have looked like for the Roeddes in late 19th century.

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 (1905) and the Diamond Centre (1895).

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MUSEUM HOURS & ENTRY

Hours: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday  / Sunday from 1 to 4pm

Attention: The museum will be open by donation from April 24th to May 29th 2022 for Tourism Challenge!
The Museum will be CLOSED on May 13th 2022 for an event.

  • Entry to the Museum is through the front door (ring the old fashion doorbell)
  • Tours are self-guided with the option of audio features via your phone or a provided table.
  • Mask required for entry.

Tickets:

  • Tickets are available online or at the door.
  • We are currently allowing a maximum of 15 guests per entrance time to allow for distancing.

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ADMISSION

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


NEWS:

 

Tourism Challenge, April 24th to May 29th

HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

The museum will be participating in Tourism Challenge from April 24th to May 29th 2022! Hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Entry is by donation for those not participating in Tourism Challenge. All touring will be self-guided and the museum will continue to implement capacity limits to prevent overcrowding. Masks are mandatory in the museum.

Participants must participate in the challenge. Stamps will not be awarded without completing the challenge during operational hours.

 

Magic in the Moonlight Market: Day 1, Friday May 13th , 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Roedde House Museum is partnering with Raven's Veil to put on a special market throughout the museum! You can expect a variety of items for sale, including handmade products, antiques and curios, Victorian-inspired clothing, taxidermy and bug pinning, as well as tarot reading. Friday only: Guest speaker, Dr. Aren Roukema, will also be presenting a half-hour talk on ouija boards and spiritoscopes and refreshments will be included.

Tickets: $20 online  - Purchase Tickets Here

 

Magic in the Moonlight Market: Day 2, Saturday May 14th , 11:00am to 5:00pm

Roedde House Museum is partnering with Raven's Veil to put on a special market throughout the museum! You can expect a variety of items for sale, including handmade products, antiques and curios, Victorian-inspired clothing, taxidermy and bug pinning, as well as tarot reading and, on Saturday only: tea leaf reading. 

Tickets: $5 at the door

 

Movies at the Museum: Haxan (1922), Friday May 20th, 7pm to 9pm

Join us in the parlour of Roedde House for a screening of the 1922 film, Haxan!

Purchase Tickets Here 

 

Jazz Concert in the Parlour: Steve Maddock, Andre Lachance (bass) and Chris Gestrin (piano): Thursday, May 26th, 7pm to 9pm

Our Jazz Series continues in the Roedde House parlour with a performance by Steve Maddock, Andre Lechance, and Chris Gestrin!

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Announcing a Playwriting Contest!

Submissions are now open for the best original interactive play using the historic Roedde House as the stage. Using the word "haunted" as a theme, we encourage writers to create an interactive play that will lead the audience through this 1893 heritage home on a journey of our own creation. The contest is open from March 1, 2022 to May 31 2022 with the winning submission announced late June / early July 2022 via our website and social media. The winner will receive an honorarium of $400, generously sponsored by Ghostly Vancouver Tours, as well as the opportunity for the play to be produced and run at Roedde House Museum during the Fall of 2022. Please email your questions and submission to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the subject line "Playwriting Contest". An open house visit session will be arranged for mid-late March for writers wanting to explore the space. Good luck!

 Find out more: HERE

Virtual Reality Tour Available!

Roedde House Museum has partnered with VR Voyage to create an interactive virtual tour which you can experience from the comfort of your own home. Purchase the tour experience here:

https://thevrvoyage.com/product/roedde-house-museum?wpam_id=5


EXHIBITIONS

Current:

 "Roeddes in the News," curated by RHM Board Member James Gibson and co-curated/interpreted by RHM Programming Assistant Shane Atienza

Newspaper content can reveal a lot about social, cultural, and political goings-on in society. Graciously researched and curated by board member James Gibson, and co-curated and interpreted by Shane Atienza, this exhibition allows you to explore the various ways in which the Roedde family appeared in Vancouver newspapers. From weddings to school dances, car thefts, war, and murder, this exhibition showcases the variety of articles, and broader societal contexts, surrounding the Roedde family in the early 1900s.

*On display NOW in our second floor Collections Room.

Ongoing:

"Canada, Your Prints are Ready!", curated by Peter Richard Lowery

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.

Previous:

 "Roedde School Days", curated by King George Secondary Archivist, Jim Bradbury.

This exhibition showcased the various schools which the six children of Gustav and Matilda Roedde attended in the late 1890s and early 1900s. This was a time when many new schools were being built across the City, and the Roedde children sometimes travelled great distance from their home in the West End. The exhibit has been curated by guest curator, Jim Bradbury, who is an archivist at King George Secondary.
*On display NOW in our second floor Collections Room.


PROGRAMS

Online School Program:

  • Our school program has gone online this year with a new video. Click HERE to find out more.

TOURS

1. Photo Tour:

Room by room online tour: click HERE to begin

2. Audio Tour:

Listen to our room by room podcast tour by clicking one of the options below:

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/0qC3nJZbfsrw8H21VXURG6

PODCAST ADDICT: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3034160

ITUNES: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/roedde-house-museum-roedde-house-museum-QMu7tKonYPg/#

3. Museum Tour:

Click HERE to purchase your tickets for a self-guided tour of the Museum. 


CONTACT

Address: 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC , V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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