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Rye Heritage Centre

The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
0044 (0) 1797 22 66 96
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums
Owner description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town bringing together the story of... more » Owner description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town bringing together the story of Rye set within the famous Rye Town Model sound and light show. Historic and Ghost Audio Walking Tours are available for hire, with guided ghost tours available on selected dates during the winter months.The Heritage Centre is host to a fantastic working collection of Old Pier amusement machines, and has a variety of gifts, books and maps. « less
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely little place nice shop . Historical penny machines . Great show and lots of information about the local area

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Kinka Beach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A must see is the Rye Heritage Centre. Not just your usual tourist information centre, but an educational centre as well. Lovely display of Rye itself with the story of Rye's history - well worth seeing. And of course the Penny Arcade upstairs in the centre just wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great time here. Sound and light show was amazing! Totally recommend it for such a great price also.

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welling
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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The friendly and very helpful staff will answer any and all queries. There are many pamphlets and souvenirs too and a lighted miniture village with recorded commentary on the hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The town model and historical light show is a Mustsee in the Heritage Centre. Very helpful staff too. Useful shop and good audio tour. Well worth it.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The heritage centre is really interesting and there is a great exhibition of old slot machines upstairs. Beware they work on old pennies with an exchange rate of 7 to the £. Last time I looked it used to be 240!!! The star of the show is the town model and the entrance fee of £3.50 is money well spent.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great way to get your bearings and learn about the history of this magical little town. The 15 minute light and sound show brings the detailed model to life nicely. Well worth stopping by if you are in Rye. Really friendly staff too despite us arriving just before closing.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The heritage centre features a model of historic Rye and you can experience the history with a display of lights, sounds, music and narration. The seats were a bit hard, and the sound variable [but then I am getting quite deaf]. It was nevertheless an enteriaining way to learn about Rye and plan what I wanted to see. Also there... More

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the town model and the commentary about the history of the town.It gave us a chance not only to understand the history of the town but to get our bearings in terms of what we'd like to concentrate on during our brief visit.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So, the staff weren't interested in what they were doing if i'm honest, it was like oh i have a job i dont have to bother. They spoke in a monotone voice but as a person who loves history it didnt really phase me. We paid a few pounds to go into a 45 minute show (which isnt really appropriate... More

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