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Roedde House Museum

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West End
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Address: 1415 Barclay St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1J6, Canada
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+1 604-684-7040

This historic home is a fine example of Queen Anne Revival architecture.

This historic home is a fine example of Queen Anne Revival architecture.

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This 1893 late Queen Anne Revival house formerly held the family of Gustav Roedde, an immigrant from Germany and Vancouver's first bookbinder. Since 1990, the building has been a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This 1893 late Queen Anne Revival house formerly held the family of Gustav Roedde, an immigrant from Germany and Vancouver's first bookbinder. Since 1990, the building has been a museum devoted to showing how a middle-class Vancouver family lived in the early 19th century. The 11-room, 2-story dwelling is fully furnished with period items, such as dolls, a rotary phone,... More 

Thank Rumples
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'm writing this review purely for the jazz nights they have at the museum. (I have been to the museum as well and found it interesting/worth a visit, but the jazz nights are just exceptional). I almost don't want to write this review, as it's like a well-kept secret! The jazz nights are a wonderful way to spend an evening.... More 

Thank csj82
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

While the inside of the house has historic qualities, the outside deserves attention too with its beautiful gardens. A lovely place to sit and relax amidst the flowers and foliage, not far from Denman and so quiet even though it's in the middle of the city. You can wander into the garden of the adjoining property with another character residence... More 

Thank Via_girl
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The best and the only heritage house that has been preserved and still standing in the middle of the heart of Vancouver. The inside and out of the house is stunning. The staff and the people who look after the house has made a lot of effort to maintain the beauty of it. Friendly and very warm welcome to all... More 

Thank sinned04
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We visited the museum on a rainy day, and the guide spent about 2 hours going through the history of the area and the old house. Fascinating exhibits, a lovely break from the usual sightseeing. $5 admission, cheap for anything in Canada, is money well spent. In that great area down the bottom end of Robson St near Denman, worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Walked past this place a few times, but decided to arrange a group visit with colleagues. We were not disappointed, lots of shared memories explored and we all enjoyed the story of the Roedde family. A very down-to-earth story of early Vancouver, and its connection with Europe, and indeed other parts of the British Empire. Loved that there was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A quiet escape into Vancouver's past was a nice change from the modern pace of the downtown area. An easy walk from downtown hotels, too. You can enjoy a lovely tour; mine was narrated by a British woman who thoroughly knew the history of the home and the family who built it. Inexpensive and interesting.

Thank Charleen H
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Roedde House is a charming little museum in a quiet neighborhood. Our tour was informative and the group was relatively small, so we were able to ask questions and personalize the tour a bit. I highly recommend going on Sunday and staying for tea after the tour. The tea was excellent and there was a concert later that day, so... More 

Thank Mallory H
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The house is a beauty and the lady who does the tours on Tuesday is really very nice and kind, she will tell you a lot about the house and Vancouver as well. There are many pieces that belong to the begin of the 20th century. It is really worth it a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

As small museums go it is reasonably interesting. But the highlight is they have intimate musical experiences once a month. They are not to be missed. We went to hear a 3 person jazz ensemble that was outstanding. A very quirky, but wonderful experience. Seek it out.

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