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Great place for info , leaflets and gifts

Lovely little shop/info and upstairs they have an old fashioned penny arcade which was fun. Don’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weekend away

Extremely interesting and informative to see the mock up of Rye and the audio and light show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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The perfect start to your visit to Rye! The Rye Heritage Centre is the home of the 'Story of Rye' Town Model Sound and Light show, a handmade scale model of Victorian Rye that plays a show that takes you through 700 years of Rye's history. Historic...more
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Heritage Centre Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little shop/info and upstairs they have an old fashioned penny arcade which was fun. Don’t worry you can change your coins for pennies. Children won’t believe that they used to be our slot machines

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely interesting and informative to see the mock up of Rye and the audio and light show. Would definitely recommend.

Thank iandrw2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful sunny morning and a leisurely stroll around the ancient Cinq Port little town of Rye brought us to the Heritage Centre. We had heard about the scale model of the town that it housed but never did we imagine that we would be...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing town model with light and sound show! Amusement arcade great too! Well worth a visit as very interesting history of Rye

Thank Brookebond134
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very friendly helpful staff. Some lovely momentos. They give a screening I think once an hour on heritage of the area which is interesting. Also upstairs a very old penny arcade, what the butler saw etc great fun.

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Go visit the model of town small entrance fee but worth it for the show with voice over telling you the history of the town

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We spent a couple of happy hours in the heritage centre to get out of the relentless rain on the second day of our recent holiday in Rye. The staff could not be more helpful and informative about attractions and things to do locally and...More

Thank Eyupmiduck
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We originally came to Rye on our tour of England because my mother wanted to see Mermaid St. but there are lots of things to see and I highly recommend taking several hours at least to walk around and see the sights.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 2 May 2018

As it was raining whilst we were in Rye we visited the Heritage centre and its audio visual experience telling the story of the history of Rye. All based on a detailed model of the town which is fitted with lights in the buildings and...More

Thank Chris383
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Took a leisurely stroll around this area. So much to learn and enjoy. Well worth a visit whether young or old. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Lesley H
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Heather S
23 June 2018|
Response from Louisa O | Property representative |
Hi Heather, Sorry you are having difficulties with the website, it is having an update at the moment. In September, we will be open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Kind regards Louisa Heritage Centre Manager
Margaret S
5 June 2018|
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Hello Margaret, Yes, we love dogs here in the Heritage Centre! They are welcome in the centre itself, and we will let you take them into the show if you think they will be alright with the lights and music. Hope to see you... More
brenda n
10 March 2018|
Response from Louisa O | Property representative |
Hello there! Our main attraction, The 'Story of Rye' Town Model show is fully wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible, and is a fantastic way to experience and learn about Rye without having to tackle cobbled streets... More