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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 11 Attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums, Traveler Resources
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, Traveler Resources
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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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is so much more than a tourist office which is a very good one at that. Inside there are plenty of souvenirs to buy, a HUGE model of the town and upstairs and perhaps best of all, a good selction of old penny slot-machines that will bring back memories for older folk. Its central location adds to its appeal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't walk 🚶 by this amazing attraction,thinking its just a shop, its so much more with its miniature town of rye,complete with lights and audio history.Telling you facts from kings and queens to murders and monks, witches and smugglers and endless interesting facts. Then step back a hundred years as you go upstairs and play the old penny slot machines.... More 

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Chelmsford, Essex
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The light show was definitely the best thing we did to give us a sense of the town- also used the audio guides which were vg. Took us all round where Mapp and Lucia was filmed and was just the right length.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

How many towns have information centres that include a model of the town with a light show that is actually interesting? Hmm, still thinking? Well Rye does and it's great. Its £3.50 for a 20 minute show in English and at least 2 other languages. The model is amazing and the detail is second to none. The staff are very... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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