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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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The staff are most welcome and including me little dog. Price only £3 per adult , very interesting and fabulous views . A must to visit in Rye , go to the top tower half way up. Look to the north west , love the staff and location and a great cake shop around very corner

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reading
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you visit Rye you will see this attraction. It is quite a well preserved tower building with battlements to the front facing the sea. It is quite a nice place to have a picnic with seats available. The children can have a bit of fun running around the castle grounds and looking at the cannons facing the sea. To... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great value, children under sixteen are free and adults £3.00 Well maintained castle with lots of interesting material inside. My son enjoyed trying on the different styles of soldiers helmets. Lovely views of the river. Worth a visit particularly on a rainy day!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Bexleyheath
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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England
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112 reviews 112 reviews
6 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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