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Rye Heritage Centre

The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
0044 (0) 1797 22 66 96
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The heritage centre is really interesting and there is a great exhibition of old slot machines upstairs. Beware they work on old pennies with an exchange rate of 7 to the £. Last time I looked it used to be 240!!! The star of the show is the town model and the entrance fee of £3.50 is money well spent.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great way to get your bearings and learn about the history of this magical little town. The 15 minute light and sound show brings the detailed model to life nicely. Well worth stopping by if you are in Rye. Really friendly staff too despite us arriving just before closing.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The heritage centre features a model of historic Rye and you can experience the history with a display of lights, sounds, music and narration. The seats were a bit hard, and the sound variable [but then I am getting quite deaf]. It was nevertheless an enteriaining way to learn about Rye and plan what I wanted to see. Also there... More

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the town model and the commentary about the history of the town.It gave us a chance not only to understand the history of the town but to get our bearings in terms of what we'd like to concentrate on during our brief visit.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So, the staff weren't interested in what they were doing if i'm honest, it was like oh i have a job i dont have to bother. They spoke in a monotone voice but as a person who loves history it didnt really phase me. We paid a few pounds to go into a 45 minute show (which isnt really appropriate... More

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essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great little place to look at all the old style arcades £1 will get you 7 big pennies for you to use. It's great to see the difference from what we have now. The gift shop is nice but what youd get in most shops. There is a talk show thing that goes on but we didn't watch that. 2nd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The model of the town is really worth seeing as it gives you a good overview of the area. The staff were very helpful and we did enjoy the old slot machine collection too

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Great start to the holiday in the south of England. It offered a brief overview of the history in an engaging way. The staff have a vast knowledge of the history if Rye and answered many questions.

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Popped in here in a rainy bank holiday Monday and what a gem. There is a fascinating show based on a town model of Rye that is a must see. If you like old slot machines ('fortune tellers', ''what the butler saw', 'try your strength' type thing) you will be in heaven as they have an amazing collection upstairs. You... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

really great centre which gives the history of rye which is really interesting, definitely worth a visit

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