Roedde House Museum
Roedde House Museum
4.5
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Roedde family's home. Gustav and Matilda Roedde settled in Vancouver in 1888. Gustav opened the first bookbinding business in Vancouver and by 1893 moved into their new house in the West End. Roedde House is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury and is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House. Since 1980, the Roedde House Preservation Society has taken painstaking care to renovate and furnish the house to reflect the ambience of late Victorian family life. Come in and experience life in the late 19th century for yourself!
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Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.
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Iambic
Vancouver, WA463 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
I'm afraid our view of the Roedde House is not as glowing as others. We rate the museum as a perfectly decent place to visit if you have the time, but not a place to make an effort to see. We visited many places in Vancouver and this was about the only stop we thought we could've done without.

Part of our experience may have to do with the lack of the tour that other visitors enjoyed. When we went to the house, staff members said they were unavailable to provide tours; instead, they provided us a brochure that allowed us to go on a self-guided tour of the house.

The house is small but a very well preserved example of an upper middle class Victorian home from around 1900. A nice history lesson in that regard. You get a good sense of the life of the family that lived there through the explanation of their artifacts.

Written August 19, 2023
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scbeaches
sc278 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
we just walked around the gardens/park. nice area for a picnic. out of the hustle and bustle of robson st. we didn't go inside or do the tour.
Written July 28, 2023
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Elizabethfirst
California109 contributions
Jun. 2023
This was, unexpectedly, a highlight of the visit to Vancouver. The very knowledgeable and personable Cindy gave an excellent private tour with interesting accounts regarding the Roedde family and history of Vancouver. No extra charge for the tour.
Written July 3, 2023
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Vancouver, Canada4,430 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Try this place for a most unique experience for an intimate session listening to local jazz monthly. It's like being in a loving room and you get served tea and a cookie at intermission.
Written December 5, 2022
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Patrice Medvid
3 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Cindy was a wonderful tour guide and the house was beautiful, a lovely stop-in point and oasis within the city. We also learned a lot about the area through the anecdotes of the Roedde family!
Written October 23, 2022
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Jane S
London, UK25 contributions
Sep. 2022
Entering this charming late nineteenth century town house feels like taking a step back in time! With everything else there is to see in Vancouver it might be easy to overlook this - but if you like historic buildings this is well worth a visit. Wonderfully curated with keen volunteer guides who are very willing to show you round this is a delightful experience.
Written September 23, 2022
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James W
LondonJames2050278 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Arrived just in time for a guided tour which took an hour and half. Very detailed explanations about the family and the house. The guide was so interesting. A step back in time.Check the hours that it is open.
Written September 11, 2022
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katrat62
Buckinghamshire49 contributions
Oct. 2021
This house is just wonderful. It’s like stepping back in time a hundred years or so.
An exceptional job has been done in creating such a realistic ambiance - you wouldn’t have been shocked if Mrs Roedde had walked into the kitchen and offered you a cup of tea!

I think walking around by yourself adds to the charm also.

The lady who greeted us was warm and welcoming and passionate about the house.

Please go and visit The Roedde house while you are in Vancouver (or Rain-couver).
Written October 22, 2021
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Faustine
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Friends
This place is amazing ! You can still feel people living in there.. in a good way.. so much history! And great events.. so special in Vancouver!
Written October 16, 2021
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tpbel
Belfast, UK560 contributions
Sep. 2021
I loved this house and everything inside - a very lovely way to spend the afternoon. It only opens Thursday - Saturday and I booked online which was easy. No guided tours right now because of covid but I got the audio guide which is really good and you can go at your own pace. Not crowded when I went and easy to get a good look at everything. Such an interesting museum.
Written September 12, 2021
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ROEDDE HOUSE MUSEUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Roedde House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed - Fri 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.