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Rye Museum: Ypres Tower

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower near Brookland, Kent

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
  • Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
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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.


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