Rye Castle Museum (East Street)

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

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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:

    • canndyman
      Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely historic castle with lots to see inside
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 1st September 2021
      It was so good to come back to Rye for a stay over August Bank Holiday, and this castle was one of things I'd made a priority to go and visit. I'd last been there in 2005, but we didn't see inside... Read full review
    • PhilMerridan
      St. Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Walking around Rye.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 8th September 2021
      Walking around Rye & we found this little gem not far from the River Rother. Lots to look at & great views down across the river. Read full review
    • one0ff
      3/5
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th October 2021
      Not a lot to be seen, quite a lot to be heard if you've got the time. Could probably be thorough in a hour. 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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