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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
    211
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • GurpalLondon_England
    London, England
    Worth visiting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    It is worth visiting as this place has been used for several things; prison, police station, mortuary and was the first to hold women prisoners. Lots to read and see. £4 to get in. Read full review
  • BBimbo
    London, United Kingdom
    A bit of History
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd August 2019
    In surprisingly good condition. Smaller than expected but we forget that people were smaller in those times. Important for the defence of Hastings Read full review
  • 188shanan
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Surprisingly had interesting information
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th August 2019
    Not very big but contained lots of information. Children enjoyed being able to try pulling an arrow and lifting swords. Cannons were fantastic and the view from the top was beautiful. Great thing... 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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