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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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Extremely interesting and informative.

If you are interested in the history of Rye I would definitely recommend you start your visit here. Suitable for all ages, something to interest everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Hertfordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in the history of Rye I would definitely recommend you start your visit here. Suitable for all ages, something to interest everyone.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was the 3rd time I went on this walk in 2 years. I brought 10 of my friends along for this amazing experience. If you are looking for an authentic and atmospheric experience this is the one. It doesn't rely on gimmicks and made up stories, the town speaks for itself with its vast, untouched history. My favourite part... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Welcoming and helpful if you are looking for accommodation they are a good place to go to. The manager was attentive and made all the effort to get us a decent place to stay even it was past heir opening times.

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Have visited Rye on may occasions, but visited the Heritage Centre for first time last week. Very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff, quaint little vintage penny arcade and good 20 min. show giving history of Rye.Well worth a visit.

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Colchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An in depth history of Rye town through the ages which makes walking around the cobbled streets or visiting the museum far more interesting

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Two local residents spend four years building a topographical model of ancient Rye by consulting old maps and historical record. The light and sound show that accompanies it is truly inspirational. Prepare to be entralled.

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Englandshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved this! The town model is very impressive and we loved the history of the town. I especially loved the light and sound show - really made Rye come live for us. Beautifully done and a real treat. The staff were very friendly and helpful - as is everyone in Rye we have spoken to! The kids loved the old... More 

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kent
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is so much more than a tourist office which is a very good one at that. Inside there are plenty of souvenirs to buy, a HUGE model of the town and upstairs and perhaps best of all, a good selction of old penny slot-machines that will bring back memories for older folk. Its central location adds to its appeal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Don't walk 🚶 by this amazing attraction,thinking its just a shop, its so much more with its miniature town of rye,complete with lights and audio history.Telling you facts from kings and queens to murders and monks, witches and smugglers and endless interesting facts. Then step back a hundred years as you go upstairs and play the old penny slot machines.... More 

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Chelmsford, Essex
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The light show was definitely the best thing we did to give us a sense of the town- also used the audio guides which were vg. Took us all round where Mapp and Lucia was filmed and was just the right length.

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