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Rye Castle Museum

Gungarden, Rye, England
01797 226728
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely place with an interesting look at history of the smugglers and a very old ex prison. Yes this isn't a huge place and it doesnt take long to look about but if you are interested in local history then its a great place. The views are stunning and the gun garden is nice.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice little museum, free entry so worth a visit. Lots of interesting facts about Rye and a really nice volunteer lady on the door.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In all is amazing!!!! People are super friendly and to walk all the city is easy ...... Would love to go back!!!!

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
5 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unusual to find a free museum these days. It doesn't take long to look round but good variety of aspects covered and lady on desk was very knowledgeable. Very happy to pop some money in the box on the way out.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Though small it is very enjoyable,nice views , has great attractions for youngsters and very informative

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Hastings, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took my 7 year old granddaughter to visit this museum. We found it very interesting. The person on duty was very helpful and child & dog friendly, which certain places in Rye are not! in the basement area there were 'hands on' bit and pieces, which is good for children. Overall a good experience, and not over priced.

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Abilene, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The castle was very interesting and only a short walk from the center of town. Small museum but well worth the visit. Gives much insight into the smuggling trade that was prevalent in Rye. The women’s cells were also very interesting.

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Woking, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went to the museum what a lovely place to visit :) its not very big but has something for everyone to see from amour to uniforms swords to rifles. Explanations on everything to explain what it is and what it was used for.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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310 reviews 310 reviews
137 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After seeing positive reviews, it makes me wonder if I have missed seeing most of the museum. There did not seem to be much to see, and it was very busy.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
17 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Interesting herb garden. Well presented exhibits. Knowledgeable gentleman on the desk. Well-worth a visit.

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