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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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2022 MUSEUM HOURS & ENTRY

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

  • 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.

pointing hand PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


ADMISSION

General Admission: $10

Youth (6-18yrs) Admission: $5

Wheelchair Accessible Admission: $5 (ground floor only)

Children (5yrs and under) Admission : Free

RHM Members: Free


NEWS:

 

Strawberry Festival - Baked Goods & Tours: June 17th 2022 from 1-4pm

The Strawberry Festival will be returning to Barclay Square on Friday, June 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. We will happily be participating in this annual celebration organized by our neighbours the West End Seniors' Network, by selling homemade baked goods and lemonade from the Roeddde House porch. Tours of the house will also be by donation on this day so be sure to stop by and show your support!

 

Jazz on the Porch: Dan Reynolds Quartet: Thursday, June 30th 2022 at 7pm 

Our Jazz on the Porch Series will kick off with a performance by our Aritstic Director, Dan Reynolds, alongside Conrad Good, bass; Simon Millerd, trumpet; and Mike Bjella, saxophone. The performers will be on the side porch of Roedde House Museum which faces the lawn space of Barclay Heritage Square Park. Donations collected will go towards the continuation of our Jazz Series and directly supports the artists we engage.

 

Early Music Vancouver Summer Concerts:

Taking place in the Roedde House parlour!

Sunday July 31st at 11am - The Next Generation: Baroque Innovations -  Featuring the Baroque works of Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, Henry Purcell and J.H. Schmelzer. Performed by EMV's Emerging Artists: Ellen Torrie, soprano; Marie-Nadeau-Tremblay, violin; an dSylvain Bergeron, theorbo.  

Purchase Tickets Here

 Wednesday August 3rd at 4pm - Resonance Untamed: The Swedish Nyckelharpa - Featuring the works of J.S. Bach, Kristy Money, and Swedish traditional music. Performed by Kristy Money, nyckelharpa; David Greenberg, fiddle; David McGuinness, melodica; and Alasdair Money, cello.

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Roedde 50/50 Raffle is back! 

We are pleased to announce that our 2022 Roedde House Museum Raffle (50/50 draw) is now open! Tickets are $5 each and may only be purchased by adults 19+ in British Columbia. You will have until October 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PDT to purchase tickets for the raffle. The draw will take place on October 31, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. Spread the word and good luck on October 31!

Purchase Raffle Ticket 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

 

CANCELLED: Movie at the Museum - A Titanic Tea: Tragedies at Sea, Friday

Join us for tea and cookies and special screenings which cover two tragedies at sea which would have been newsworthy during the Roeddes' time. We'll be showing: "The Sinking of the Lusitania", 1918, "In Nacht und Eis (In Night and Ice)", 1912, and silent footage from the Titanic before sailing.

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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.

"An Indigenous Literary Pioneer: Pauline Johnson" curated by RHM Board Member James Gibson

June is Indigeous History Month, and as part of our programming we have a new exhibit in the parlour on Mohawk poet, author, and performer Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). She was a contemporary of the Roeddes and was in the West End in Vancouver during the last years of her life. Learn more at your next visit!

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.

 


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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