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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Ypres Tower Museum

Ypres Tower Museum
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Rye
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you can find the place (another Trip Advisor review with rotten mapping and no way to correct it) - it's in the SE corner of the town, not a couple of miles to the north):
A good way to spend an hour or so at a very reasonable cost and learn more about Rye and the area. We must have got the same volunteer as other reviewers (or are they all great?) - very helpful and friendly.
The building is quite small but interesting (including the next door women's prison and herb garden between them), with good views over the estuary and marshes from the higher part. Displays and information are varied; we particularly liked the light-up relief map of the locality showing just how much navigable water has been lost in the last 500 years, but I would think there is something to interest everyone. The hands-on weaponry and helmets in the basement are fun for kids and adults alike (try to draw a proper longbow - difficult, even though this one needs rather less pull than those used at Agincourt, etc).
I believe volunteers have restored and re-open this 'castle' - well done to them, but I guess they need support to keep it going.

Thank Geoffy
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I wasn't overly impressed with the museum but it's worth a visit. The displays within the tower are to do with Rye in general and not always specific to the tower. Whilst they are interesting, I would have liked to be able to find out a bit more about the tower and see how it may have looked like when it was used as a gaol. It won't take you long to look around either.

1  Thank Rachelle R
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Although some of the displays are a bit random, I enjoyed the one on smugglers amongst others. The views from the terrace over Romney Marsh are excellent. The volunteer on duty at the ticket desk was very helpful.

1  Thank fmck49
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Small enough for little kids but big enough for older folk. This is a wonderful small fortification with hands on activities for children and a ghoulish skeleton hanging in a metal frame - a copy of punishments past!

1  Thank britlib2014
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Loved this little museum that was worth every penny. Educational and authentic, though small it managed to fit in a lot of interesting local information. The little garden was lovely and the view at the top was great.

1  Thank DLPA
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