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Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1J6, Canada
+1 604-684-7040
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Roedde House

A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours looking at this wonderful house and hearing the history... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Christine M
via mobile
Be sure to go if you love vintage/retro!

As a fan of all things retro/vintage, I was keen to visit this place; admittedly, the fact that we... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
ptasia
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Mazury, Poland
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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: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 5 October 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.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 19 September 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
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Lorraine W
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 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

Reviewed 5 August 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
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

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

Reviewed 13 July 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
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

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

Reviewed 11 July 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
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 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.

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Roedde House (1893) transports you in time to the life of an immigrant family in early Vancouver (incorporated in 1886 with a population of 1,000). Located in the West End, the first prestigious residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, this Queen Anne Revival style manor was designed...More

2  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Roedde (Heritage) House right downtown in the housing area of Vancouver, depicts the way the wealthier lived in yesteryear. Well preserved and well put together, It worth a short visit when your close to Stanley Park or walking down Robson Strasse.

Thank Patrick W
RoeddeHouse, Board Member at Roedde House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Patrick. Glad you stopped by our Museum.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Walking into the Roedde House Museum takes you to the Cities only Heritage House and offers a snapshot of the life of an immigrant family that originated in Germany and became well known, setting up the first bookbinder and printing shop in the lower mainland....More

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

Thank you for submitting your favourable review of Roedde House (1893). We're proud of the meticulous attention to detail in its restoration and of the wide variety of authentic artifacts on display in our living Museum.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

They have done a wonderful job of restoring the house to its original state. The restored house brings to life the era in which the family lived. The write-ups in each room are well done and they have many, many artifacts. The outside is beautifully...More

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

We greatly appreciate your compliments! Many thanks for taking the time to submit them.

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