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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You can get an audio tour handset with a numbered map that is a great way to explore the town. There is also a brief and very good "show" at the centre with a model of the town and a commentary about its history and points of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the Heritage Centre, it doesn't look much from outside, just another information centre/shop selling touristy bits. But upstairs are some antique arcade machines that still work and are a bit of fun if you need to waste ten minutes. But the best thing is the hand made model of Rye with a light and commentary... More 

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Barkway, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were recommended to visit by staff at the Tourist information centre and found viewing the Town Model Sound and Light Show a very good introduction to the history of Rye. The upstairs collection of old but still working Old Seaside Pier amusement machines and games provided a happy trip down "memory lane"! The staff were very helpful

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Ilminster
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The centre of this attraction is the huge model of the town as it would have looked in the 19th century. Built by a local couple 40 years ago. A 20 minute sound and light show traces the history of the town through the ages. The beauty is that many of the buildings still stand today it is well worth... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The penny machines are of and era and the shop is a tourist shop. The model and presentation was superb. The information in the film takes you from 12 century to today. The model lights up as the description of the event is given by the narrator. I had visited the new Imperial War Museum in London recently and they... More 

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Hertfordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Rye I would definitely recommend you start your visit here. Suitable for all ages, something to interest everyone.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was the 3rd time I went on this walk in 2 years. I brought 10 of my friends along for this amazing experience. If you are looking for an authentic and atmospheric experience this is the one. It doesn't rely on gimmicks and made up stories, the town speaks for itself with its vast, untouched history. My favourite part... More 

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