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Rye Castle Museum

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Address: Gungarden, Rye, England
Phone Number: 01797 226728
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small local museum in a great building

A small museum in a ancient building with a great view across the marshes. Not a lot to see in the museum but it is always good to support small volunteer run and local museums... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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mossman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A small museum in a ancient building with a great view across the marshes. Not a lot to see in the museum but it is always good to support small volunteer run and local museums. The castle has a great view from the top and the story and display of death of Mr Bream the butcher was definitely a highlight... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A good spot to see the view and enjoy the history. Easy to access and nice to see the cannons on the lower level. Old pub next door as well. No crowds when we visited through the week. Well maintained

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Thank Angela J
Croydon Surrey
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Enjoyed looking around here. The women's prison was very interesting. Things displayed well with good info.

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Thank MrsToad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A lovely museum in a beautiful building, in superb surroundings with views over the Rother and marsh to Rye Bay. The artefacts are well looked after and displayed. Well done everyone. The highlight? The only original smugglers signalling lamp known to exist.

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Thank Tylden R
Melbourne
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Rye Castle Museum is well thought out and provides a feel of the times when the sea used to lap around the base of the hill. Stories of smugglers and battles abound and is captured in a nice way. It appears to be run be enthusiastic locals which is a nice touch from some of the more touristy attractions... More 

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Thank Awesome_MacAwesome
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The smallest castle I have ever visited , small but perfectly formed. Packed with artifacts and full of interesting facts. The gentleman selling the entry tickets was so helpful and full of interesting facts about Rye Castle and the surrounding streets

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Thank Wendy K
Mystic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very interesting history and beautiful views. the castle is small compared to others we've visited but still worth stopping to check out.

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Thank LilyMystic
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have noticed other reviews under this heading that are for the Ypres Tower Museum. These are two different buildings and you have to pay to go in the Tower, but not to get into the Castle Museum/. This is a little hidden gem in East Street that is would be possible to pass without noticing. It is very small... More 

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Thank SouthernSoftie56
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Well worth a visit if this is what you are interested in. Very well kept grounds & you can see for miles on the battlements. Telescope there as well. Castle & Museum definately transports you back the the old days. Has a womens jail there also & dungeon was used as a mortuary at one time. Knowledgable chappie on the... More 

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Castelsarrasin, France
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Small, interesting museum about the history of Rye, particularly smuggling, good value for money and friendly staff to answer any questions. Lovely views to Rye port.

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