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Rye Castle Museum

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

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Rye Castle Museum

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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.50
Concession£2.00
Joint ticket with The Ypres Tower - Adult£5.00
Joint ticket with The Ypres Tower - Concession£4.00
Joint ticket with The Ypres Tower - Under 16 accompaniedFree
Under 16 accompaniedFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    81
  • Very Good
    82
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • bobhI1802PN
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Exploring sights to see.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th May 2019
    While we stayed in Rye, we ventured into the castle to see recollect on a bit of history. Only £4 per person, and though small, the history and facts were intersting Read full review
  • DAVIDMS20050
    Emsworth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    An interesting small museum in a great historic setting.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 3rd June 2019
    A very good small museum and well worth the seniors £3 entrance fee. It comprises a small medieval garden, a 4 cell Women`s Tower dating from only 1837 [young for Rye!] and a three story small castle... Read full review
  • Colin F
    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd June 2019
    This place was suggested as a great place to visit and we were not disappointed. What great displays there are on all floors and out in the front. Tells of ancient times with great detail, 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

2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 30 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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