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Winchelsea Court Hall Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Worth a visit

This museum is close to St Thomas Church, which is useful if you pick a day when it rains all day... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Janis O
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Beautiful Little Museum

Let me start by thanking Debbie who was in-charge when we visited. She was amazing with the kids... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Miki S
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Back Lane, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EU, England
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All reviews local history run by volunteers well worth a visit cup of tea on display exhibits photos town corporation upstairs
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

It is difficult to enthuse about a museum when you cannot see the exhibits or enjoy the terrific history that created Winchelsea. It closed at the end of the summer and won't open until the end of spring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gl8246
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This museum is close to St Thomas Church, which is useful if you pick a day when it rains all day (like us). Once again we were greeted by a local lady who was very knowledgeable about the museum in the ancient town of Winchelsea....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janis O
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited this lovely little museum yesterday and was greeted by a very friendly volunteer who was informative and helpful. The displays are clear and fascinating ranging from Stone Age to the last century. Best of all were the folders containing photos of local residents...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Loretta B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The sign said open so we went in only to be met by a woman who said in a stern voice we don’t open until 12.00pm. Why they have a sign outside saying open and not the times god only knows. Would not try again...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We went to the exhibition of Winchelsea worthies on the ground floor and had a cup of tea and homemade cakes with the volunteer" worthies" which we enjoyed even more ! We then went upstairs to the Museum where we were greeted by a male...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This village is small, but has so much interesting history. The people who look after it have an impressively scholarly yet accessible approach and clearly want to share the history of the village.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan K
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by thanking Debbie who was in-charge when we visited. She was amazing with the kids especially my son who’s an encyclopaedic, ha ha. She blew his mind away with fascinating info & facts about Winchelsea Town itself, the courts history, the pieces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miki S
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This museum is run by volunteers and has been very well put together to make it very interesting. The volunteers are very friendly and informative. Lots of old photos and you can learn a lot about old Winchelsea, well worth a visit for £1.50.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SussexSandie
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't have time t stopped here for long as we were a large party of friends and children on a treasure hunt. But very friendly staff and a wonderful museum. The most beautiful town. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying near...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank elainemfournier
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Winchelsea is wonderful.Steeped in history. The Church is beautiful..dressed for Easter when we visited. The Graveyard is where Spike Milligan is buried .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank patandjohnWestSussex
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