Roedde House Museum, Vancouver

The Roedde House in Vancouver's West End in British Columbia was built in 1893 and opened as a museum to the public in 1990. This unique museum allows visitors to interact with the artifacts which fill the two story building which was once owned by the city's first bookbinder. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Roedde House Museum is a designated heritage building in Vancouver's West End.

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Built in 1893 by Gustav and Matilda Roedde, Vancouver's first bookbinder whose business is still in operation today, the Roedde House is now a converted museum which offers a look into the lives of middle class immigrants and even allows visitors to interact with the exhibits and even touch some of the artifacts. Located in picturesque Barclay Square and surrounded by other heritage houses, the Museum is an interesting place to visit and learn about.

Vancouver's Roedde House located in the West End is a designated heritage building in 1976. Built by Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder in 1893, it was designed in a Queen Anne revival style and is one of nine heritage buildings located at Barclay Square. Restored in the 1980s, the House was opened to the public in 1990 as a Museum to show visitors how turn of the century middle class immigrants lived in the Vancouver region.

The Museum is unique as instead of preventing visitors from enjoying exhibits by roping them off or encasing them in glass, the Roedde House allows people to touch and interact with the exhibits - some artifacts can even be handled.

Roedde House Museum is a popular locale for schools and other visitors interested in learning about Vancouver's West End - especially to see how settlers lived in the fledgling city. On Sundays, visitors can enjoy tea and a tour which is an interesting way to learn more about the House, its residents and Vancouver's history.

While visiting the Roedde House it is advisable to enjoy Barclay Square. The Museum is the only accessible building but the brightly coloured restored heritage houses - two of which are used by the senior's network and six as private residences - the adjoining park creates a beautiful and interesting setting which is a glimpse into Vancouver's past.

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The Roedde House in Vancouver, British Columbia is one of its many heritage buildings. The exterior of the house has a plaque to celebrate its heritage status. Now a museum, the building was once home to the city's first bookbinder and has been restored for the enjoyment of visitors.
Built in 1893, Roedde House is one Vancouver, British Columbia's oldest building and has been restored to show visitors the history of the region. Housing a museum, the house is open afternoons and for tea on Sundays.


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