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Rye Heritage Centre

The Old Sail Loft Rye, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY, UK

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About Rye Heritage Centre

Rye Heritage Centre is the home of the ‘Story of Rye’ Town Model Sound and Light Show – a totally unique ‘Son et Lumiere’ style 1:100 scale handbuilt model of Victorian Rye that uses dramatic sound and light effects that brings to life over 700 years of Rye’s rich history and folklore.  They are home to one of the UK’s largest collections of working pre-decimal amusement machines in the Old Pier Penny Arcade.



Attractions near Rye Heritage Centre

Lamb House0.23km from Rye Heritage Centre

Lamb House is a delightful National Trust Georgian house in Rye, East Sussex, once home to writer Henry James. It was here that much of the English literary establishment came to visit James, including H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Ford Maddox Ford and Max Beerbohm.

Rye Castle Museum - Ypres Tower0.38km from Rye Heritage Centre

The Ypres Tower is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It has uneven floors, low doorways, uneven steps and no lift. The castle may have been used as a prison and in 1430 became the property of John de Iprys; which lead to the name Ypres Tower.

Camber Castle1.84km from Rye Heritage Centre

Camber castle should have been one of Henry VIII’s most celebrated and innovative defensive structures, but, due to the whims of nature, it lies derelict and almost unheard of. It was originally located overlooking the shallow sea on a shingle spit which protected the approach to these towns. Camber Castle once stood on the shoreline of an important estuary guarding access to the major Cinque Port of Rye and the primary anchorage for shipping in the eastern English Channel.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve3.15km from Rye Heritage Centre

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is one of Britain’s most important conservation sites, a rare coastal landscape of outstanding geological, biological, cultural and heritage value on the unspoilt coastal boundary of East Sussex and Kent. One of the unique location which provides information about unique wildlife and nature.

Camber Sands5.03km from Rye Heritage Centre

This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Camber Sands is the perfect get-away with unspoiled views of sand and sea stretching for miles. The best section of the beach is the western end near where the River Rother empties into the sea. Here it is wall-to-wall sand whilst further along the beach becomes more shingley. Two holiday resorts are near Camber Sands owned by Pontins and Parkdean Resorts just off New Lydd Road and Lydd Road respectively in

Pett Level Beach7.5km from Rye Heritage Centre

A beautiful wild shore characterized by smooth pebbles and a backdrop of cliffs. Take a walk or bike ride here, but remember to wrap up in cold weather, as it's a challenge to ward off the relentless winds.  Pett Level beach was the filming location for parts of the video of David Bowie's 1980 number one hit single "Ashes to Ashes." It was one of the iconic location where you can get some calm and beautiful surrounding to relax.

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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.