Rye Castle Museum (East Street)

3 East Street, RYE, EAST SUSSEX, TN31 7JY

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Rye Castle Museum exterior in East Sussex

About

The East Street Museum was originally a bottling factory but it now houses exhibitions from Rye's history including its unique C18th fire engine. There is a display showing the changes to the coastline over the last thousand years and a shipbuilding display exhibiting many of the tools used, which includes models of ships built.

Many visitors are especially interested in the wooden Tunbridge ware, the tobacco pipes and the examples of pottery made in Rye for which the town was famous.

There are also several paintings showing the changes in Rye, its rivers and harbour over the past few centuries.

Make sure you visit the Ypres Tower too.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Jeannie2207
      Windsor, United Kingdom
      Ypres Tower and Gun Garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th September 2020
      The museum wasn't open when we were there but the tower is impressive. It was very pleasant though to walk in the adjacent Gun Garden. The views across to Camber and Dungeness are pretty good and... Read full review
    • 964mollyn
      Sweet little museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th June 2021
      Small but lovely. Great views from the viewing platform. Not a huge ammount to see but lots of history and charming garden Read full review
    • dave s
      Bude, United Kingdom
      Iconic historic building
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th July 2021
      Picturesque historic building that contains a small museum. All very interesting and well worth a visit, but you will see all there is to see within an hour. £4 to get in, or £3 if you're over 65, so... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major roads are the A259 and the A268. Located in town, signposted.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest rail station is Rye. Straight ahead into town, left into High Street, 2nd right into East Street.On many bus routes

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Establishment Features

    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 02:30
    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
    • Max group size - 40
    • Min group size - 8
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • French printed material
    • German printed material

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    2021 (4 Apr 2021 - 2 Nov 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - FridayClosed*
    Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    Special Offers

    • 50p off entrance price. Full details here: www.towncitycards.com

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