The historic overview of Rye and the surrounding areas make this an interesting visit. It doubled as a Jail.
If you are spending the day in Rye, you must go to the visitor center and watch the presentation about the history of Rye. It is only about 15 minutes long, but well done and gives you a flavor for the town. Also go up to the penny arcade on the first floor. What a hoot!
This museum is not the largest, or most impressive I have been to. However, it is full of interesting artifacts, and the guide was on-hand to answer the questions we had. It was clear he loved the history of the Romney Marsh, and I could have chatted to him all day. The castle is well maintained. There is information within... More
Enjoyed the architecture and displays. The garden outside the Women's Tower was very nicely kept. Unfortunately couldn't get inside the Women's Tower and I'm not sure why. I should have asked!
We were rather surprised, to say the least, that there was so much on offer to read and view. The guides were so welcoming and helpful and gave us quite a lowdown on what to look out for and so we didn't feel we had to rush and get out - as experienced in some museums. Very steep, uneven steps,... More
Rye Castle is an ancient building with narrow passages and steep, uneven steps - but where else could you visit a medieval prison cell? The map of the coastline over the centuries is fascinating, as is the exhibit on different kinds of sheep. Kids should love this!
This quaint museum was great. You got a real feel of the dismal confinements that prisoners would have felt. The room with weapons had costumes and weapons for the children to hold and take their photos in, as well as being able to hold real weapons to feel the weight.
It was about to pour with rain,so we,my mother and I, ran into the castle for shelter.There is a small entrance fee and a small gift shop.The castle has a long history for YOU to go and discover.I found it very interesting and differnt from other castles that I have visited, in so much,that it is smaller,so it is easy... More
A visit to the Ypres Tower museum and the smaller women's prison and herb garden is certainly worthwhile if you're interested in the history of Rye, with its tales of smuggling, murder, hauntings and other crimes. The Tower itself is very atmospheric and its not difficult to imagine the despair that must have been felt by those unfortunate enough to... More
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