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Address: 107 High Street, Rye, England
Phone Number: 01797222433
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Rye Art Gallery

Along the South Coast there are many new and striking art galleries from the Turner in Margate to the Jerwood in Hastings. Sometimes they struggle to match content with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
William W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Along the South Coast there are many new and striking art galleries from the Turner in Margate to the Jerwood in Hastings. Sometimes they struggle to match content with the impressive buildings housing them. The Rye Art Gallery is different. It has a modern and spacious feel but was formed from the separate homes of two artists that were joined... More 

2 Thank William W
K4184ALmichaelm, Chairman Rye Art Gallery Trust at Rye Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear William Many thanks for your very kind review. Over the years we have worked hard to establish this Gallery as the home of high quality contemporary art which is also affordable. In the 50 years since we opened we have shown works for sale by many up and coming artists who have gone on to be RAs or to... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

there is a show on that is really worth a visit at the moment. It is one of the more interesting shows as some are a bit hit and miss

3 Thank ozzie504
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Something for everyone in this gallery - paintings, sculptures, jewellery, textiles, ceramics etc. On the whole the quality of work is very high and originality shines forth. Good to see local artists represented. Well worth a visit to admire or purchase the work on offer.

3 Thank Cags63
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Rye Art Gallery is an interesting find which at first site looks like another shop on the High Street. Inside it is arranged into two parts – the ground level is a commercial gallery holding temporary exhibitions with works for sale and selling prints, glass ware, ceramics and jewellery. There is also a good selection of cards. The upper levels... More 

5 Thank tomrs2014
London, United Kingdom
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741 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is the most substantial art gallery in Rye. Spread over three floors it functions as a selling gallery for local artists as well as a museum exhibition space. It's an architectural hotch-pitch. Downstairs it's all ultra-modern made of concrete and glass; upstairs rooms feel much more formal, Victorian and rickety. The first room downstairs is very much a shop,... More 

4 Thank futtock21
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We passed there and decidedly to stop. Theplace is surprisingly big and bright. The range of art is wide but not our tastes (the mice portrait did block me)

1 Thank DMLDML
Bonn, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Beautiful collection of art on display and for sale. Three floors full of paintings, sculptures and craftwork in a bright building. The patio planted with lavender and roses at the rear side is also worth a glance. I am very glad that I actually received a bracelet as a birthday present as a reminder of this marvellous gallery.

3 Thank Silke W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Rye Gallery is located in the heart of Rye. Full of character it has been beautifully extended and full of interesting paintings, ceramics, sculpture. I found artists I had never heard of before and many of them live or lived on the Marsh or in Rye. The staff were very friendly, informative about the artists, and helpful. I would... More 

3 Thank Una B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Full of contemporary art from a wide range of genres, this art gallery is a real gem within the beautiful town of Rye. Situated on the main street this is somewhere all should visit, celebrating and showcasing artist talent from around the country, including on my visit an exhibition of GCSE work by local children. As well as the contemporary... More 

4 Thank theenglishcellist
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have walked past here several times, mistakenly thinking it was some sort of avant garde upmarket private gallery. Don't make the same mistake as me! It is a wonderful old building tastefully converted with amazing light inside. As well as local professional artists the GCSE work from a local school was on display. Good stuff. Worth a trip inside every... More 

4 Thank SussexCobbler

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