Past Events

Making Things at East Street

Making Things at East Street

Children’s Craft Afternoon February 17th Click on a photo to enlarge it. Children (and their parents/grandparents) always enjoy the activity afternoons at East Street. At this one, organised by stalwarts Sue Manktelow and Sue Muddiman,  they made bird feeders and pencil toppers and also decorated scallop shells with paint and glitter.       When … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured, Past Events on 18th February 2017
Last updated: 18th February 2017



‘Conspicuous Consumption’ a Draw to Rye

‘Conspicuous Consumption’ a Draw to Rye

Rye’s Medieval Conference 2016 a boost for the town Professor Michael Hicks (far right) of the University of Winchester brought five more excellent speakers to our Medieval Conference from the Universities of Southampton and Winchester. From left: Dr Anne Sutton (Costume and Dress), Mrs Angela Clark (Keeping up with the Joneses), Dr Jessica Lutkin (Jewels and Plate), … read more …

First posted in Featured, News, Past Events on 27th October 2016
Last updated: 31st October 2016



For the Queen’s Birthday

For the Queen’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to our Queen June 2nd saw another busy and fun craft afternoon at East Street attended by local children and others on holiday, including visiting grandchildren from Singapore!  — in all, 14 children and 15 adults, producing a variety of crafts to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday. They made wonderful crowns adorned with crystals … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured, Past Events on 3rd June 2016
Last updated: 3rd June 2016



Children’s Day

Children’s Day

Children’s Crafts Afternoon – Monday 26th October The afternoon of Monday, 26th October was a very creative one at the East Street Museum. Children enjoyed a variety of autumn themed crafts, using leaves and conkers, twigs and wool to make conker animals, conker woollen spider web weaving, leaf collages, jam jar lanterns, twig men and … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Past Events on 29th October 2015
Last updated: 1st January 2016



Rye Nature Reserve at the Museum

Tea Party – Tuesday 27th October   East Street Museum played host to a visiting group of volunteers from Rye Nature Reserve.     They were first given a guided tour of Ypres Tower and a talk by Jo Kirkham. Luckily the weather was so good they were able to stand outside the Tower for … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Past Events on 28th October 2015
Last updated: 1st January 2016



A Year in the Life of Rye Museum

A Year in the Life of Rye Museum

There was scarcely a spare seat to be found at our recent AGM — which turned into a party lasting longer than the meeting, with members chatting over their glasses of wine, having a look at our exhibits (including  the year’s output of books and leaflets shown above), and watching the screens: one showing a … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Events, Uncategorized on 4th August 2015
Last updated: 6th August 2015



Garden Party 2015

Garden Party 2015

Perfect Garden Party weather; a great team of Museum members and friends contributing things, time and effort; a Rye teeming with visitors — the ideal recipe for a very successful event in Rae Festing’s garden at 11 High Street on Saturday, 19th July.  Thanks to Ray Prewer and Janet Stott for the photos and to … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary, Past Events on 23rd July 2015
Last updated: 20th October 2015



Coffee Morning March 28 10:30 – 12:00 East Street

Coffee Morning March 28 10:30 – 12:00  East Street

Saturday 28 March 10:30 East Street Museum Coffee Morning and Launch of the Summer Season Come to East Street for refreshments on March 28th and to celebrate the reopening for this site at weekends.  While the Ypres Tower is of course open every day of the year, East Street has not been open over the … read more …

First posted in Past Events on 29th March 2015
Last updated: 29th March 2015



Events End March – April

Events End March – April

For Your Diary Saturday, 28th March: Coffee Morning, East Street 10:30 – 12 noon First weekend opening of the Summer Season The Coffee Morning signals the opening of Summer Season hours at the East  Street site which will remain open to the public that afternoon and on the following day (Sunday 29th March), then for … read more …

First posted in Past Events on 10th March 2015
Last updated: 3rd May 2015



Medieval Conference 2014

MEDIEVAL CONFERENCE   18th October 2014 Indeed  the distinguished speakers and the many participants from throughout Britain did make for a most stimulating  Medieval Conference at the Milligan Theatre, Rye College on Saturday October 18th. This year’s theme was The Hazards of Life and Causes of Death in Late Medieval England.   We all learned much and several … read more …

First posted in Past Events on 7th March 2015
Last updated: 7th March 2015