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Rye Heritage Centre

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Address: The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
Phone Number: 0044 (0) 1797 22 66 96
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Description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information...
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.
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An eye-opener

Really interesting. We started with an audio visual visit in a room housing an incredible model of the town, it gave us a fascinating insight to the history of the town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting. We started with an audio visual visit in a room housing an incredible model of the town, it gave us a fascinating insight to the history of the town. Upstairs are penny arcade machines from the first half of the 20th century. You are able to buy old pennies to use the machines, a great bit of fun... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived and hummed and haaed about whether to pay to see the town model or for the town audio tour - they each seemed a bit expensive. But... then noticed that there was a joint ticket to do both which saved some money. The model of the town with the light show and commentary was really good - got... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had fun in the penny arcade, trying out those old working machines to discover 'What the Butler Saw', get an uncannily accurate card from the fortune teller and see a model fireman shimmy up a ladder to rescue a baby from a burning building! I've enjoyed the Town Model storytelling session in the past, too. It's eons away from... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the little penny arcade upstairs wow never knew such things existed :) my daughter wasnt a fan of the town model sights and sounds tour but she is only 3 i rather enjoyed it though learning new things about a gorgeous little town

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My visit to Rye was a real surprise as i knew very little about the town and so my expectations were very low. As soon as we could see the town rising up from the flat land that surrounds i knew it was going to be special. As part of our trip i thought we would go to the Heritage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A model of the medieval city is brilliant. The 'sound and light' show is a must to start your visit around Rye

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a model of the medieval city of Rye. It is interesting as it details the history of the area and the city. Worth the visit, lights and sound. The shop that features the display is open during peak season, but there were some complaints that the hours are haphazard.during the off season The store sells the usual assortment... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We watched the sound and light show, its lasts about 15-20 min. Its well worth watching to give you your bearings and history of Rye. We also then took the audio walking tour which is a great way to see the town.

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Romford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Really informative a definite must if visiting Rye. Give a brief history of Rye which is helpful when walking around Rye.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We attended the AV presentation to refresh our knowledge on the history of Rye. It was again quite informative and due to the staff being flexible re the times, we were able to attend the presentation immediately. The shop is also good stocked with relevant books, gifts etc.

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Additional Information about Rye Heritage Centre

Address: The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
Phone Number: 0044 (0) 1797 22 66 96
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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