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Rye Castle Museum, Rye

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Rye
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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  • Interesting enough but not very big and not much to see so the £4 entrance fee is a little steep, the adjacent women’s prison block is the best bit.  more »
  • Small Castle..did not take long to look round..some interesting old weapons on show..kids were bored..  more »
  • It’s a cute little castle with a lot of history, but because it’s so little I’m not sure I would recommend it. There are a few activities inside, but those don’t make your visit worthwhile. Can go if ...  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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