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Roedde House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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On Sunday you get afternoon tea

Lovely restored house which gives you a sense of what it must have been like in the early 1900s. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Bringing old Vancouver to life

A little gem. This house gives a real feel for what it was like for a middle class immigrant family... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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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 was successful enough to afford to build a house in the new West End neighbourhood...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1J6, Canada
West End
+1 604-684-7040
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 17, 2013

A lovely Victorian house in a quiet part of the city not far from the main shopping streets in an area with several other period houses. We went on a weekday and the admission was only $5 each - compared to all the other tourist...More

7  Thank SussexDuet
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I was a volunteer docent at Roedde House for two years, almost every Sunday. After every tour the guests told what an excellent tour I gave. I was treated disrespectfully and harrassed by one of the Board Members. I no longer volunteer at Roedde House....More

3  Thank Phyllisstoffman
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

As a Board member, I looked into this issue and it appears a misunderstanding occurred. After a conversation with the docent to clarify the situation, the Program Assistant of Roedde House Museum believed the issue was resolved satisfactorily and that the volunteer might return in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restored house which gives you a sense of what it must have been like in the early 1900s. We could wander the house as we wanted and were permitted to touch things which makes for a nice change. There was written material in each...More

1  Thank jbjo13
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A little gem. This house gives a real feel for what it was like for a middle class immigrant family to live in Vancouver in the Victorian era. You almost feel they still live there. The guided tour was excellent bringing the whole history to...More

1  Thank breoke
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Roedde House is situated in the Barclay Square Heritage Area of West End area of Vancouver. The house has been restored to how it was when the original owners lived there. The wallpapers are based on what was originally on the wall. However most of...More

1  Thank LightPacker550883
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Beautiful house next to a couple of similar houses amongst the skyscrapers of Vancouver. The rooms are set out as they would have been at the time and there are artefacts, clothes, photographs etc to see. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Melanie L
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife loved this little house and tour. Everything is restored to the time period it was built and the people there are very friendly and provide a great experience. It was a great way to spend 30-45 minutes.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

In an unexpected way. The guided tour is interesting as I always had elsewhere when visiting historic houses. Yet this little house itself has an odd smell hard to describe. Smell doesn’t bother me but the energies do. Old houses have souls. This is all...More

Thank maorangina
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

While walking back to the hotel we discovered this beautiful house. We decided to visit and we were really happy with the experience. Christine was great and took the time to tell us about the history of the property and the family. It was definitly...More

Reviewed January 8, 2018

This little house museum is a fascinating slice of Vancouver life from the early 1900s. Each room is packed with small artifacts and information in relation to Vancouver's history.

1  Thank MSydney07
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours looking at this wonderful house and hearing the history of the Roedde family. Very reasonably priced $5 entrance fee and lovely tour guide Marie-Helene.

3  Thank Christine M
Reviewed September 19, 2017

As a fan of all things retro/vintage, I was keen to visit this place; admittedly, the fact that we were staying just round the corner was a bonus. It's a fully restored 19th C. house, with lots of artefacts, photos and mementos dating to the...More

1  Thank ptasia
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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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