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Rye Heritage Centre 'Story of Rye' Town Model Show
South East

The Old Sail Loft, Strand Quay
East Sussex, TN31 7AY
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The 'Story of Rye' Town Model Sound and Light show- a unique way to bring to life over 700 years of history and folklore of this medieval town

Housed in a converted 19th century sail loft on the Quayside,  RYE HERITAGE CENTRE  is the home of the ‘Story of Rye’  Town Model Sound and Light Show – a totally unique, vintage ‘Son et Lumiere’ style 1:100 scale 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. 

Shows last 20 minutes, and are available in English, French, German and Spanish

In our visitor centre, you can also book onto a Guided Walk  of the  town, hire an Historical or Ghost themed Audio Tour to help you explore the town at your own pace, pick up a copy of the Rye Town Trail or browse our extensive selection of  Local Maps and Books to help you make the most of your time in our picturesque historic town. Our mini guide to Rye is available in English, Dutch, German and French

Throughout the year, we run unique guided Ghost Walks of Rye, and can help organise private Guided Walks of the town.

On our first floor, we are home to one of the UK’s largest collections of working pre-decimal amusement machines in the Old Pier Penny Arcade

Finally, don’t forget to visit our Gift Shop; we have a wide variety of exclusive Rye souvenirs as well as local 1066 Country and Sussex art, crafts and produce.