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Ypres Tower Museum

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Address: Pump Street, Rye, England
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+44 1797 226728
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great place for history buffs.

Lots of interesting displays about the history of Rye and its defence. Especially the design of the Commonwealth War Graves Cross. Try to pull a Long Bow, they must have had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
johnsalmon275
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in here mainly to escape the cold momentarily but we're also interested in history so were happy to take a look around. At £4 each for an adult I don't think you can complain about the entry price and the man on reception was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the building and an illuminating and friendly host.... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting displays about the history of Rye and its defence. Especially the design of the Commonwealth War Graves Cross. Try to pull a Long Bow, they must have had a lot more muscle than your local Rugby team prop forward.

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dorset england
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting museum which is well worth a visit when in Rye. Its located amongst old cobbled streets, and whilst small it is perfectly formed! Lots of interesting information about the building, which has been a prison, and on the ground floor good interactive displays, dress up in medieval clothes, see how heavy swords are etc.

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Thank storyman
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely albeit small museum with lots of interesting exhibits about Res former smuggling past. Well worth a visit especially the small cells area

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting museum which gives you a good feel for the history of the town, particularly about its smuggling past.

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Thank Derek C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting and the staff so knowledgable about the history. Never seen trip steps before and yes they do work!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is small museum but with lots of interesting exhibits, stories and facts about local history. We especially liked the 3D map of the area which lit up to show the changing contours of the coastline over the last 2000 years.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ypres Tower as part of our night ghost walk of Rye, was very interesting would recommend even a visit in the day

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It must have been a terrible place to be imprisoned there - especially the separate woman's tower. Although small there are some interesting exhibits and stories about the smugglers of old.

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Thank IanViv2015
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Not a huge museum but a great chance to understand the important of Rye in the smuggling trade! Very interesting and worth the small entrance fee

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