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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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Brilliant staff and a fascinating model and history of Rye. Highly recommend when visiting Rye call in here first , a 10.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant staff and a fascinating model and history of Rye. Highly recommend when visiting Rye call in here first , a 10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Would definitely recommend, an informative and visual display of rye nowadays and previously, very interesting. Very helpful staff and loved the penny arcade, will he coming back

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Stramproy, Limburg, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very good show on the history of Rye, though not cheap. Good quality books and leaflets. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

A great place to start, the team were so friendly and enthusiastic about their lovely town. The sound and light show was very interesting and slot machines upstairs fun.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you are in Rye visit the Heritage Centre for the Sound and Light Show (small admission charge) which tells the history of the town and area through a marvellous model of the town. It lasts nearly 20 minutes and if you are in a group you can get a discount.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place is a real treat, for a small fee there is a scale model of Rye town in a seperate room. Theres is a commentry and a clever light show to illuminate varius building of the town. Very interesting andeducational and gave a real flavour of the towns history.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While planning my visit in Rye, I had included this place as one of the sights to visit in Rye. Luckily there was a parking area nearby else finding a parking is difficult here. But after visiting the place, I have to say I was disappointed. It had some pamphlets for tourist attractions in Sussex and had some souvenirs for... More 

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Peter C, Manager at Rye Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I am sorry your visit did not meet your expectations. The Heritage Centre is owned and run by Rye Town Council. We are not a Tourist Information Centre and receive no grant funding. However, we do provide free local information and advice. Many thousands of visitors come to us each year to find information... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Call into the Heritage Centre before you start to explore the quaint town of Rye. The chap who served us suggested we purchase a map of the town featuring all the points of interest. Glad we did as if you just walk the town you'll miss many attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We asked about local walks and were advised to watch the presentation about the model village which provided an excellent summary of the Rye history - the model village was very impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Excellent little day out. Very interesting and the model is well worth seeing. Took my nine year old daughter and she had great fun learning about the towns history. Extra special as parts of our family have have lived in Rye for generations so some home town pride. Very fairly priced and staff were excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Would... More 

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