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Rye Heritage Centre

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Address: Heritage Centre 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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Great Model Town

This is a great way to spend 1/2 hour in Rye. We have been to Rye a significant amount of times over the past 20 years so was surprised how much we gained from this lovely model... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great way to spend 1/2 hour in Rye. We have been to Rye a significant amount of times over the past 20 years so was surprised how much we gained from this lovely model town show. The model village is viewable from the gift shop and is maybe a little underwhelming at first glance which is a... More 

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LONDON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy, always helpful and the video of the town and its history (small charge) is well-worth watching. Also it's great to visit the old penny slot machines upstairs.

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Bedford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at the heritage centre as our B&B had recommended the audio tour of Rye. They were really friendly and helpful. We did the model display which was really good and then did our tour of Rye. Rye is amazing. Full of history and architecture. It was such a good day out (we did it at our own... More 

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halesowen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

will visit this beatiful town again. the heritage centre is the best place to start. The old penny machines upstairs are an interesting touch,Spend time reading the information on the walls. Picked up a booklet which had a great map of the town in it. It is easy to walk to all the attractions. Saw the model of the town... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly a gift shop. Upstairs is a penny arcade where for £1.00 you get seven old penny coins for the machines which is a bit of a rip off.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across this Gem whilst in Rye and loved the old Arcade Machines upstairs which I still remember playing as a boy , my Son and Grandson loved them well worth a visit .

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Rye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea this would be so interesting and the models of buildings held the children's attention. Worth a visit .

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for information and souvenirs. The old penny slot machines upstairs are nostalgic fun and the Town Model and Light show is essential for anyone interested in the development and history of Rye.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very interesting place to go has a model village of rye as well as a gift shop lovely tourist place so pop in.

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Poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The wonderful model of Rye with the illuminated commentary brings the history of the town to life. Great for kids and adults alike.

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