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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
    214
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Bunty B
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Nice little museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th September 2019
    Interesting little museum, some nice hands on stuff meant for children. As there were no children around I tryed picking up the swords and pulling the bow. Good information about smuggling. The... Read full review
  • Tomsksa
    Alsager, England, United Kingdom
    Fortified Prison
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th September 2019
    Entry fee £4 each and very enterprising too. Great place for local history, well set out, informative, nice garden and canons to the lower ramparts, excellent situation near Lamb House and the church... Read full review
  • angelafarrance
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th October 2019
    We live 15 minutes away and have never visited the castle before, we fancied a trip to rye as it was a lovely sunny afternoon, we walked up the cobbler streets and came across this really interesting... 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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