This website uses cookies to help us make your user experience better. To find out more, see our privacy policy.

Looking for Self Catering around Rye?

Sea View Apartment … find out more

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower in Rye, East Sussex

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
Gun Garden
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7HH
01797 226 728
ryemuseum.co.ukVisit Website
Send E-Mail

The Rye Museum has two sites, the Ypres Tower (early 14th century) and the East Street site.

The Tower has had many roles in its history from a fortification to protect the town, to a private dwelling, a prison and a mortuary. It is the oldest building--except for St Mary's church--open to the public in Rye. The balcony offers wonderful views of Romney Marsh, and the surrounding countryside.

The newest prize exhibit in the building is the Rye Tower Embroidery which manages to encapsulate the history of the Tower through some 600 years with great skill and humour.

The basement has much to appeal to children of all ages: prisoners cells, armour and helmets to try, a Captain Pugwash Treasure Hunt.

An attractive garden, a reconstruction of a 15th century pleasure garden, lies hidden behind the Ypres Castle. The garden features important herbs of both culinary and medical importance to the period. It is complemented by a Stillroom within the Tower.

You will find a great deal of information about the Museum and the history of Rye on the Museum website.

The Rye Museum Ypres Tower is open 7 days a week10:30 to 5.00. East Street is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10:30 to 5:00. Last entries are at 4:30. There are special arrangements for group visits.


Event

What's On in Rye?

  • Summer Fete

    Saturday 23rd July @ noon
    Location: Rye

    "Where the Youth Group runs every Thursday" Fun, Traditional Summer Fete Activities for all ages. - Refreshments - 10 Game ... more

  • Rye Through Time with Alan Dickenson

    Saturday 23rd July
    Location: Rye

    Local author and historian Alan Dickenson will be joining us to give a talk on Rye's fascinating history and to ... more

  • Camber Summer Fair

    Sunday 24th July
    Location: Camber

    Camber Summer Fair is being held on Sunday 24th July 2016 on the field next to camber memorial hall all ... more

  • Broad Oak Fire Fighters Grand Fete

    Sunday 24th July @ 1:00pm
    Location: Broad Oak

    Performances by Tenterden Lindy Hoppers, Pulse Circus Acrobatics and The Hastings Twirlers. BBQ, Bar, Cakes, Sweets, Raffle, Games, Table Sale, ... more

  • The Carry on Boys

    Sunday 24th July
    Location: Icklesham

    Acoustic folk, blues, country, jazz, ska and original songs. '... les trois anglais sont magnifiques ...' 'a dashed fine afternoon ... more

  • Marvellous Moths

    Wednesday 27th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Bring the family to learn about the moths that fly around the reserve at night and look at the moths ... more

  • Camber Kite Week

    Wednesday 27th July for 5 days @ noon
    Location: Camber

    KITE WEEK 2016 27-31 July In the same idyllic location as last year, on a farm, surrounded by woods and ... more

  • Jazz Supper

    Thursday 28th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Mardi Gras Jazz Band make a welcome return to The Mermaid for another great evening of swinging jazz that ... more

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Thursday 28th July for 3 days
    Location: Small Hythe

    The Summer Theatre Company with the National Trust present William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy. Grounds open 6pm for picnics. Tickets £12 ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

Message

Rye Message Board