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Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1J6, Canada
+1 604-684-7040
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Quaint little house

My wife loved this little house and tour. Everything is restored to the time period it was built... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JBudge
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Ogden, Utah
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Most memorable experience in Vancouver

In an unexpected way. The guided tour is interesting as I always had elsewhere when visiting... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
maorangina
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Montreal, Canada
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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. 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. Feel free to walk into every room; you will even be invited to touch some artefacts. Come in and experience life in the late 19th century for yourself.
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1J6, Canada
West End
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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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

1  Thank COMTECIERGE
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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
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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.

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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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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

As a local I found the house with all its memorabilia to be interesting and well-displayed. The docent gave us a tour of each of the rooms- explaining about the first family that lived there- as well as pointing out interesting things in each of...More

1  Thank Lorraine W
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RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thanks, Lorraine, for taking the time to write your favourable comments about our living museum. We're glad to know your 12-year old also enjoyed touring the house. As a local, you may want to join us for a classical or jazz concert. Hope to see...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

What a nice way to learn the history of the area by having a guide give us the background of the people that resided in the area in the early 20th century.

Thank ElaineBalul
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RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thanks, Elaine, for visiting our Museum and submitting your favourable comment.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited today, you don't have to be that much into history, but this place will simply get you. You can smell the history there. The price is compared to what you'll see very modest. I was alone for the whole tour so the place is...More

1  Thank Aďo K
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RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thanks for taking time to write a review of our Museum. We're delighted to know you enjoyed yourself during your visit.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Roedde House museum is an interesting peek into middle class life in Vancouver 100 years ago. When I visited, the volunteer docent was friendly and knowledgeable. I was most interested in the old pictures of Vancouver, as well as some of the artifacts connected with...More

Thank Sarah P
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RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thanks for visiting our living museum. If you're local, we hope to see you again -- perhaps at one of our monthly jazz and classical music concerts held in the parlour.

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