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Rye Heritage Centre

Address: The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
Phone Number: 0044 (0) 1797 22 66 96
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A big thank you to Peter and Ted for a great tour. Good value for money, very informative and enjoyable. It is worth while down loading a ghost hunt app on your smart phone before you go. Thoroughly recommended.

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Watford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is really worth a visit and gives a real feel for the town of Rye and how it has changed over the years.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very interesting history of Rye. Staff excellent in giving advise on where to go at this time of year

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Rye, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Rye Heritage Centre is like nowhere else It really is the centre of all that goes on in Rye and it is a place that any visitor should go to The tea and coffee is free and the helpers are so helpful You can get biscuits for free here too I often go to the Heritage centre and read a... More 

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Sussex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

in a short Light and Sound show you can see how Rye was as a busy little town with a thriving trade in smuggling and its own Mint. It has physically retained much of that structure and charm. As you stroll about afterwards you are likely to notice places mentioned and think 'Ah, yes'!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Can certainly recommend the Rye Heritage Ghost Walks, which take place several times a year during the darker months - booking essential as the party is limited to twelve people. A diverting quarter of an hour can be spent in the Heritage slot machine arcade on the first floor, which features a wide range of well-preserved and in some cases... More 

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Wallington, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We really enjoyed hearing about the history of Rye. The model is excellent and the member of staff who introduced the model was very knowledgeable and interesting. We also really enjoyed the Old Penny Arcade upstairs.

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Wembley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Many shops for treasure hunting. And it was good for a late Sunday afternoon shopping. A unique shopping area for us....

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Romney Marsh
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went recently in a large party - roughly half and half English and French. We really enjoyed the Model Town experience. It is an excellent model and so helpful the way each street or building is illuminated when it is mentioned in the commentary. We heard the commentary in English first of all and being in a group with... More 

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Fittleworth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we thought the Rye heritage centre would have a bit more information in it. In fact it is just a shop with a separate room with a sound and light show. We were a little sceptical but thought, why not? The show is a bit old fashioned, but features a very impressive model... More 

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