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Rye Castle Museum, Rye

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A slice of history, Rye Castle Museum sits inside a tower built in 1249 to defend against French attacks. Commissioned by Henry III, this structure now houses displays of handmade pottery, local embroidery, old town maps, and many other medieval artifacts. The museum's other building is a former factory showcasing firefighting equipment, maritime history, shipbuilding techniques, antiques, and other items from Rye's past. Put Rye Castle Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rye trip planner .
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  • This was a really enjoyable visit. It's a really picturesque tower and the chap on the front desk was very helpful in telling us where to go and what to see. As his first castle our 5 y/o son was very...  more »
  • Seems to be also used as a fortress ruins prison was built in preparation for the invasion of France doesn't think France over the sea Museum War Museum Lai is now just small and interesting museums so Tour duration
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  • This is a very well preserved castle and is very small by castle standards. Don't let that put you off. The grounds have a selection of large cannons and a good place to rest with all the waking aroun...  more »
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  • It's only a small museum but packed full of interesting items from years gone by.Well worth a visit
  • Very enthusiastic stuff, making up half of the experience. The caste is small, but altogether worth paying a visit when you're in Rye.
  • Pleasant place to visit whilst in Rye this was in use when King Henry the third was alive .
  • Great place of historical interest. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great for young and old alike.
  • Lovely little museum dedicated to history of Rye with all the information which you need to understand that sweet town, who I become a big fan of.😍 There is who, where and why...everything what you need to know. And if I understood properly is run by volounteers like every place/museum in town.

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