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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:
+44 1797 226696
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Excellent, informative and friendly.

Staff very helpful and full of local knowledge. A must see is the scale model of Rye, amazing. The shop has lots of interesting bits and bobs to buy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Royston, United Kingdom
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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff very helpful and full of local knowledge. A must see is the scale model of Rye, amazing. The shop has lots of interesting bits and bobs to buy.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a shame you do not open until late in the day. Not much good for visitors who want to plan their day on the day.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Maps, advice, pamphlets, postcards but real people from whom to get first hand advice. Opposite the Quay where you can plan your own tour overlooking the boats

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Coral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We came in the summer holidays when they were fairly busy and the staff were still friendly, and helpful.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Ryes Story told by a light and audio presentation played out in a finely detailed room sized model of the town. If you want to understand what you're looking at as you wander through the town this brings it to life and enhances your visit. i run a B&B in rye and tell all my guests to start with this... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We were lucky enough to take Rye Heritage Centre’s Ghost Tour last Saturday. Having heard so much praise about the tour in the past we were very much looking forward to taking it. It’s fair to say in my line of work I’ve been on a significant amount of ghost tours both in the UK and abroad and I was... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Having just moved to the area we visited the museum and were very impressed by the huge model of Rye, the sound and light commentary and the enthusiasm of the staff. Great stuff!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice lady who told us lots about Rye. We saw the sound and light show with the wonderful model of town. Well worth it. Upstairs there are old fairground slot machines. You can get old money in order to use these. Worth visiting for town history.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

the Town Model set the scene for a great ghost walk. Loved the 1d slot machines upstairs. There are some interesting things to buy

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you have limited time in Rye (as we did on a recent visit) make the Heritage Centre your first port of call. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the touristy bits and pieces for sale are fair enough, but the real gem is the model town...£3.50 gets you admission - and it is well worth while. The model... More 

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