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:

    • tattooedprincess1990
      Lydd, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Really good
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      Very nice place to go. Good price too. Very friendly and informative staff. some parts closed off to public so would be nice to see that open in the future to be able to explore even more in to Ryes... Read full review
    • JFMARTIN1
      Alabama
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      Family
      Museum pieces rusting!!!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 12th August 2022
      Yesterday we visited Rye, Sussex. A place Mum had not been to in about a decade. It is an amazing town to visit with so much history to see. One of the places of interest we visited was the Castle... Read full review
    • Caroline L
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th August 2022
      Admission is £4 for adults, and quite a few people were knocking around when I went in - in fact, the town was thronged. Double whammy of the bank holiday weekend and the jazz festival, combined with... 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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