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“Nice little step back in time”

Ross Memorial Museum
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Owner description: This lovely 1824 Georgian mansion holds not only a wonderful love story, but also a surprising collection of fine early New Brunswick furniture, paintings by Canadian and California artists and artefacts collected by the museum's benefactors, Henry and Juliette Ross on their world travels.Free admission, donations appreciated. The Ross Memorial Museum offers personal guided tours,self-guiding materials and an exhibit highlighting photographs, video and special artefacts.The museum is open June to Canadian Thanksgiving, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4:30pm and off season by chance or appointment.
Bangor, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice little step back in time”
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Another one of our stops during our day trip to St. Andrews We were greeted by Shannon upon arrival and she gave us a great insight to the home and the owners and about the surrounding history. She was very pleasant and answered our questions with extensive knowledge. We were then allowed to take a self-guided tour of the home and learn more about the owners and their collection of art, furniture and antiques from their world travels. A great place to visit if you are a history buff like us.

Visited June 2016
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New Brunswick, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ross Memorial Museum ”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The house is amazing and there are a lot of artifacts and even a home movie.

Visited June 2016
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danvers
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This beautiful historic house is a block away from the Sheriff Andrews house museum. The house is furnished by everything that the owners accumulated over the years from their travels around the world. The young lady that gave us a tour through the house was very knowledgeable about the Ross family etc. The furnishings are beautiful. Definitely a must see if in the area.

Visited June 2016
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“A Lovely House with Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I'm so glad a rainy day in St. Andrews drove us indoors to this very interesting museum. The museum is very nice, but even nicer are the Rosses who made such a lovely gift of their art, furniture and money to the people of New Brunswick. My wife and I were given a very informative introduction upon entering the museum and there are materials available to explain some of the things (paintings, carpets, clocks) you will see. Then you are on your own to explore the rooms.

As you will learn, the Mr. and Ms. Ross came to the St. Andrews area as the result of a picnic and settled at the location of the Rossmount Inn north of town. (The current inn is not the same building, as the original burned.) On their deaths, they left all their furniture and art as a museum in the current in-town location, a building in which they never actually lived. And, to boot, they left the bequest on the condition that a beloved employee and his wife live undisturbed in the house before it became open to the public. That kind of says it all about Mr. and Ms. Ross.

The house contains some truly lovely art and furniture, much of it interesting because it was created or made in New Brunswick. There are also a number of remarkable clocks. The collection is eclectic, Asian pieces alongside carpets from the middle east alongside four-poster beds. My wife and I kept commenting that these are the sorts of things we would love to have it we had the money, time and talent to amass them. It isn't at all stuffy and I can't imagine that Mr. or Ms. Ross were either.

The museum is a loving tribute to a loving and generous couple. Canada and America could use a lot more people like them.

(By the way, the museum is free and there isn't even a suggested gratuity, although there is a discreet receptacle in which one can make a donation. I cannot imagine not doing so.)

Visited September 2015
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Ontario, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Well done!”
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a lovely house which gives insight into the owners, and how very generous they were. They led interesting lives, and pertinent facts and pictures regarding their experiences are laid out in a clear, meaningful way. The lady who gave the orientation was passionate and presented the background in a way that endeared us to the Ross family. Well done, indeed!

Visited September 2015
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