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.

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Guide Prices

Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

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Recent Reviews:

  • JEP253
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Lovely
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th August 2020
    Beautiful building and location, surrounded by old cobbled streets and houses, pretty garden on its own hill with models of cannons. Well worth the time of visiting if you are in the area. Read full review
  • mele71
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th September 2020
    Been to Rye loads of times and never knew about this place, stumbled upon it, worth a visit and stunning views , great history Read full review
  • 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

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: https://1066local.com

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