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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
JCshenfield
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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Hertfordshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday, and found that most of the shops and other sites were closed. We also managed to drink some revolting and overpriced coffee in one of the cafes in the centre of the town. The views are stunning, and the architecture is really interesting, however. There's a lovely hat shop in the main street.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

See a beautiful model of Rye, before exploring the real thing. An interesting way of learning about 700 years of history. Also, play on (with old pennies) a wonderful collection of early amusement machines from piers & arcades from early 1900's up to the 1960's, bringing back memories of seaside holidays of my early childhood! The staff here are very... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I 'd recommend starting your visit to Rye with the town model. Interesting, informative and entertaining and the model itself is brilliant- a real legacy. Very friendly, helpful staff who are more than happy to answer any questions after the show. And as an extra treat - have a look round the vintage arcade attractions upstairs and have fun spending... More 

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Rye
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent hand made model and talk show. A must see before you wonder around rye . Very helpful and knowledgeable staff who were available for more interesting facts after the short show

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As suggested by others - this is well worth a visit. Bigger than expected town model accompanied by 17-minute commentary with clever lighting throughout. We all loved it.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It has recently become the main centre for information, following the closure of the Tourist Information Office in Lion Street. Unfortunately, as of March 2015, many signs in the town still point to the office that has closed. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. In the Visitor Centre is an excellent model of the town with good audio and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was a freezing day when we visited Rye the place is very old world with lovely ols buildings and old churches, we went into the heritage centre where there are lots of information about rye and the smugglers, I would love to go back when the weather is a bit warmer.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Recommend a visit to town model exhibit as introduction to Rye's history. Luckily offered with discount when combined with the walking audio tour around town which is also a great idea. Nice nostalgia visit to the historic penny arcade machines exhibition. Brilliant heritage centre.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Rye Heritage Centre is a secret gem.Not many people know about this place as it's tucked away keeping itself to itself.If you are creative and inquisitive Rye Heritage Centre should be your first port of call when you come to Rye.On entering the place you get the impression it's boring and band but look a little deeper and you'll quickly... More 

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