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Rye Heritage Centre

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Address: Heritage Centre The Old Sail Loft Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
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+44 1797 226696
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jenny C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Hampshire
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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff and a good selection of maps and guides etc.... We had heard about the Model Town show through trip advisor and it proved a really good way to begin our couple of days in Rye. The lighting was fantastic and really conjured up some quality mood and atmosphere. Only 20 minutes just about right. What a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I recently attended the seasonal ghost walk for the the 3rd year running. The ghost walk is run by the management of the Rye Heritage Centre which acts as the first point of the tour. After playing on the penny machines and learning about the history of Rye with a sound show and hand built model. The guide (in our... More 

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