Roedde House Museum

Roedde House Museum, Vancouver: Hours, Address, Roedde House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Roedde House Museum
4.5
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 was successful enough to afford to build a house in the new West End neighbourhood. Roedde House, attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury, 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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Robson Street
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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katrat62
Buckinghamshire48 contributions
In little Gem to visit in Vancouver.
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
One of the best museum in Vancouver
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, UK430 contributions
Lovely house
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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Judith B
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions
Fastinating
May 2019
Neat house with lots of information, artifacts. There is a lot to read and look at. It is a well kept historic house and the grounds are lovely too.
Written March 6, 2020
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Sean F
St. Helier, UK27 contributions
Fascinating home
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Jen was a great tour guide and the history of the family was amazing. The house was beautifully restored and full of interesting artefacts. My wife and I couldn’t recommend it more
Written March 4, 2020
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Ric B
Terrace, Canada93 contributions
Extremely enjoyable
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Not wishing to repeat all the positive comments from previous visitors/reviewers, I will just say that today both my wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour through this enchanting time capsule. Our charming guide was not only very knowledgeable with regards to the house but also the Westend & Vancouver in general. She informed us of many little historic anecdotes that had previously been unknown to us. Thank you for the delightful time we had.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sophie B
7 contributions
beautiful and interesting!
Dec. 2019
I visited the museum with my mum, we were greeted by a lovely volunteer, Cindy, who took us on a tour of the house. She was very informative and gave interesting insight about the house and the Rhoedde family. We absolutely loved this place and recommend for others to visit! For us it was worth the $10 and getting there was reasonably easy with public transport!
Written December 6, 2019
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Katie A
Portland, OR69 contributions
Knowledgeable tour guide
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Great house to tour and see how the family lived. Learn some broader history of Vancouver too. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, shared interesting anecdotes and answered questions well.
Written October 19, 2019
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Helen M
25 contributions
Brilliant gem of history
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We visited on a wet Sunday and what a joy. Personalised and amusing guided tour with brilliant guide, fascinating history which you couldn't make up and cup of tea afterwards to share stories. One if the best.
Written September 24, 2019
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Robert E
London, UK402 contributions
Evocative restoration
Jul. 2019
Herr Roedde was a nineteenth century German immigrant who made his fortune from book-binding. No heroic history then, just an ordinary wealthy Canadian family and this was their home.
Beautifully restored it is too. There is a guided tour of the ground floor where much of the original family's possessions can be seen. Some other artefacts too - like the very early record players. Upstairs can be explored alone. Clothes on stands awaiting their owners. Dolls in bed awaiting the arrival of the children.
Atmospheric, evocative and a bit spooky.
This gem of a museum is only a couple of blocks from bustling Robson Street, but once inside it is a world and more than a century away. Well worth a visit.
Written August 10, 2019
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Roedde House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Fri 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.