Located in the centre of the National Historic District of Saint Andrews, the museum is named for its benefactors, Henry and Juliette Ross, a fascinating American couple who travelled the world and amassed a wonderful collection of art and furnishings. However, it’s the personal story of Henry and Juliette, their adventurous natures and their love and generosity which really surprises and entrances visitors.
The interior of the house boasts a grand, curving staircase and elaborate plaster mouldings. “Chestnut Hall” was the perfect place to house their eclectic collection of art, oriental carpets and furniture made by the finest New Brunswick cabinetmakers of the 19th century — all of which they later donated to the people of Saint Andrews.
No wonder visitors say the Ross Museum is “a real gem!”
Take a tour with one of our guides or look around on your own; self-guiding exhibit panels in each room make it easy. Our exhibit gallery showcases the story of Henry and Juliette, using their own words and photographs and archival films of their extensive travels in the 1930s.
On Canada Day and New Brunswick Day the museum hosts a free reception for one and all from 2 to 4 p.m.