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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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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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Angie

I would certainly recommend that you visit whilst in Rye. Very informative and gives you an idea of where to go to get the most from this beautiful town and it's history

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would certainly recommend that you visit whilst in Rye. Very informative and gives you an idea of where to go to get the most from this beautiful town and it's history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great information on rye and excellent model of the town The show we watched was very informative and now makes me want to go back to rye and vist all the places they showed. The staff were very freindly and full of knowledge of the history of rye. We also popped upstairs and had a go on the old amusements,... More 

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1 Thank Wayne J
london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The town model of Rye with its flashing lights and carefully thought out story is an eccentric and delightful way to get to know more about Rye. And I really needed to catch up as I'd not been here in all my UK travels and really didn't know much about the place. It's a cinque port and has many, many... More 

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1 Thank ecobunnyLondon
Horsmonden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A lot of the shops sell antiques and collectibles. Some of the antiques are not as old as they perhaps seem to be. However, I'm a believer that if you like it does it really matter? Having said all of that it's a great place to wander around and of course it will play a small part of a day... More 

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Forest Gate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Very laid back tourist information office. Recommend the show on the history of Rye and the model of the town. Also the deal to see show and get audio for tour of town. Only £5.50 each.

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Evesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Called in to find out more about the audio tour advertised in the hotel where we were staying.The ladies were very helpful and suggested we first watched a light and audio show about Rye, I can highly recommend it. It was a highly detailed model of Rye and the story gave us lots of information and made the audio tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Rye Heritage Centre offers a Sound and Light Show which is centered around a beautifully detailed model of Rye Village. As we were visiting in the quiet season (late October) my husband and I were the only audience members which felt like rather a privilege to be honest! We were really well looked after by our gentleman guide (sadly I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Visited Rye for Halloween weekend and went on an organised ghost hunt by the Rye Heritage Centre. If u can go on one then do it, but even if you don't believe in that sort of thing the guy who does the tour knows his stuff and it's a really interesting history tour. It's starts with a 40 min audio... More 

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

While in Rye, had a walk around and visited this centre. They have a large model of Rye and a little show telling Rye's history. The lady who showed to our seat was a very nice and pleasant lady and quite chatty. My wife and I were the only ones watching it which was a shame as it is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place first on my visit to Rye . We went to the light and sound show and enjoyed it very much , good gift shop and I love the 2 penny machines upstairs as well .

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