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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 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.

Guide Prices

Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    220
  • Very Good
    237
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • TravellingSoul123
    What Gruesome History
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 28th February 2020
    A small well kept museum. The person 'on watch' was very informative. great little place to gather local gruesome history Read full review
  • Colin H
    Ryde, United Kingdom
    Fascinating place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
    When we visited the museum we were greeted by a very friendly chap who gave us a brief run down on the building. There are 3 levels to explore with some interesting items to look at, especially the... Read full review
  • 318tonyg318
    Cricklade, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th March 2020
    A small museum standing in an old fortified tower on ancient sea cliffs above the original Rye Harbour. Good all round views from top of the tower. Due to coastal change the sea is now visible some... 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 (4 Apr 2020 - 2 Nov 2020)
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://www.towncitycards.com/

    More offers like this - 1066 Discount Card

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