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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Debbie E
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Rye, United Kingdom
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Rye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Debbie E
Rye, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Anthony B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Sharon H
Poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Hazel H
Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked near the Heritage Centre and so made this our first place to visit. It has two floors, ground floor has the information services, display boards, souvenirs, gifts and a seperate room that houses a scale model of Rye town. A visit upstairs took me back to my childhood days to see vintage 'Penny Arcade' machines which were in... More 

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Thank OldBear
St Leonards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi yes we had a fab time there the food was great and the staff are very helpful to the people in wheelchairs and children

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Thank linda6760
Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming staff who want to help you. Do NOT miss the Light Show of the Victorian Model of Rye telling the story of the town. For nostalgia there is the "pier amusements" section. Plus the selection fo souvenirs/postcards you would expect.

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Thank Hatt
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given lots of information and help and there was a good selection of leaflets. We enjoyed the old amusement machines upstairs but unfortunately the model town light and sound show was busy with French students so will leave that for our next visit.

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Thank SUSAN M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The upstairs vintage arcades are great. My 4 year old loved the novelty of putting in the old penny coins.

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Thank Nikkinoo42
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

They have some classic retro games upstairs which is great for the children. The shop also sells some nice things, if your in Rye I would recommend popping in.

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