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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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Rye in miniature - a must!

There are two things for every new visitor to Rye to experience - and the first on the list should be a visit to the "Sound & Light" show that is housed in this heritage centre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are two things for every new visitor to Rye to experience - and the first on the list should be a visit to the "Sound & Light" show that is housed in this heritage centre. It takes just 15 minutes of your time to be swept back in time to discover Rye's rich heritage. When you go into the... More 

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Whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Learn about the history of Rye inside the heritage centre. Take time to Visit the model of Rye. This took over four years to make and is a replica of Rye. Well worth the £3.50 per adult. Lovely shop and staff. Also houses if own penny arcade

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Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is slightly off putting that there are road signs in town pointing in opposite directions to Tourist Information. The free map issued at the Heritage Centre, which now seems to have taken on this role, shows only the non existent one. We really would have liked to see the Town Model but every time we tried, the programme was... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am sorry you found it difficult to find us through poor road signs. Due to cut back's in grant funding Rye Tourist Information Centre closed at the end of March 2015. For 25 years Rye Heritage & Visitor Centre has been located at Strand Quay and always provided visitor information. Many of the signs... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My family and I needed help and Peter arranged this for us. He phoned around and found us a room, gave directions and was very nice and welcoming. Thank you so very much for all your help. A lovely place with lovely people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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

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 3 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 18 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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