• Partner: Roedde House Museum
  • Guide: Paige Sotham
  • Duration: 50 minutes


This virtual tour of the Roedde House Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore each room of this 1893 Victorian house. The house was built for Vancouver’s first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde, and his family. The tour introduces you to Gustav’s wife, Matilda, and their six children. The family lived in this house from 1893 until 1924, and all rooms have been authentically restored to reflect the family’s time living here. Your guide tells stories of the family and describes what life was like for them in Victorian Vancouver, as she takes you through the house. Victorian artefacts also illustrate what life would have been like for the Roedde family, and these are highlighted as hotspots throughout the tour. Enjoy stepping back into time!


The Roedde House Museum is a Victorian house museum in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada on the shared territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The house was built for the family of Vancouver’s first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde, in 1893. The family lived in this house until 1924, after which time it became a rooming and boarding house. Its design is attributed to architect Francis Rattenbury, and has been designated as a Class A Heritage House, owned by the City of Vancouver. The Roedde House Preservation Society was established in 1984 to undertake the restoration and furnishing of the house to reflect late Victorian family life. In 1990 the museum was officially opened to the public. To learn more about the museum, visit their partner page: Roedde House Museum


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