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Rye Castle Museum, Rye
(4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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. For Rye Castle Museum and beyond, use our Rye trip builder to get the most from your Rye vacation.
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  • Seriously, if I had money I wouldnt waste it on a museum that has made little to no effort to ensure the price matches the offer. Inordinately expensive, poorly presented and a lacksadaisical approach...  more »
  • Look nice, but the Museum inside the Castle back to panoramic views and lists look great cannons. Some people here don't come quietly to rest.
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  • We popped in here to escape a rain shower, but were so pleased we did. Very interesting collection, and great presentation of the history of Rye. Very friendly and helpful staff. 
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  • Really interesting exhibits detailing the history of the place, Well worth a visit.
  • We visited the tower in September 2015, the entrance fee was a mere £3 but we paid only £2.50 as senior citizens and worth every single penny. We were greeted by a very amicable chap at the entrance who was more then happy to tell us the history of the tower and answer any questions we had to ask. We were there for a good hour viewing the tower and the grounds and left very happy with a few memorable photos and historical memories. Well worth a visit.
  • Interesting and good value for money. Lovely view from the gun garden.
  • A small museum but very interesting. The staff were enthusiastic and helpful. Great history of the coast and the smugglers!
  • Small but amazing.