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:

  • Niceophile
    London
    fascinating old buildiing
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 28th May 2022
    We did not allow enough time to really take it all in - but it's interesting enough to warrant a visit the next time we go to Rye. Read full review
  • LondonJoF
    London
    A skeleton in a cage! Smugglers!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th May 2022
    It may be small, but they have done a very good job with a little. We particularly loved the relief map showing the changing coastline of the area: fascinating. Read full review
  • Greg1717
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Cute, Small, Fun Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th June 2022
    This small castle built for Henry VIII on the fringes of Rye (ie: one minute from the high street) is full of character and excitement. It also has nothing to do with the WW1 battle of the same... 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

2022 (4 Apr 2022 - 2 Nov 2022)
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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