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Rye Castle Museum (East Street)

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

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Rye Castle Museum (East Street)

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 modesl 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.

Guide Prices

Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Maria M
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Escape from the rain!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 27th October 2019
    Our visit to Rye was unfortunately very wet. It was pouring with rain and although it didn’t stop us walking around we were happy to go inside for shelter. I wasn’t expecting much from our visit but... Read full review
  • misslocallady
    Woodchurch, United Kingdom
    Wonderful local attraction!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th November 2019
    Such a wonderful local attraction. We made the most of our visit and popped in to RCM East Street too. Will be back! Read full review
  • Simonfromhants
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    A small but well stocked museum housed in the old Ypres tower. Exhibits show the history of the tower and of Rye and its inhabitants. Recommend. 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

2020 (1 Apr 2020 - 30 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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