Rye Castle Museum

Christmas is a Coming! and that’s not all

Christmas is a Coming! and that’s not all

 Saturday 2nd December  St Mary’s Fair at St Mary’s Church 10:00 – 3:00 The Museum will have a stall at this major annual event.  Do come! Saturday 9th December Rye Christmas Festival  2017  11 am till late Shortlisted in the Top 15 Christmas Attractions in the UK!    The always  popular Father Christmas Grotto (A Top … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Events Diary on 23rd November 2017
Last updated: 24th November 2017



What a Ménage à Trois !

What a Ménage à  Trois !

The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden Presented by Ann Rachlin MCE Thanks to AboutBritain.com and to Gary Cooper for the photos. Many who attended Ann Rachlin’s riveting performance – The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden – at our East Street Museum on Thursday 9th November —  were familiar with the local … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages, Talks Summaries on 21st November 2017
Last updated: 21st November 2017



Half Term Fun at the Museum

Half Term Fun at the Museum

  Making Things, Dressing Up and Fun for Mums Too! Report and photos thanks to Heather Stevenson     Children enjoyed another fun afternoon at East Street Museum during half term on Wednesday 25th October.       They were busy making bird feeders out of pine cones filled with peanut butter, birdseed and fruits. They … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 29th October 2017
Last updated: 30th October 2017



Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Talk by Malcolm Pratt – ‘Winchelsea’s Poor: Lives revealed through Letters’ Malcolm Pratt, former Town Clerk of Winchelsea,  gave an extremely interesting talk at Rye Museum on Thursday 12th October. Malcolm has made a study of the many letters, 370 in all, found in 1960 by the then new Rector of Winchelsea. This collection of … read more …

First posted in Featured, Local History Research, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 14th October 2017
Last updated: 23rd November 2017



Which is the Spy?

Which is the Spy?

Museum Gala Double Act: A Very Special  Evening (With thanks to Ray Prewer for the photos) Rye Museum members and guests were treated to another delightful double-purpose, double venue Gala Evening on Friday 6th October.  This time the aim in presenting an evening of entertainment was to raise funds for adding a new display at the Ypres Tower on … read more …

First posted in Featured, Literary and Artistic Rye, Past Events on 10th October 2017
Last updated: 23rd November 2017



Busy afternoon at the Museum

Busy afternoon at the Museum

A group of  over a dozen children had a busy afternoon at East Street Museum on Friday 1st September. They busied themselves making masks – of superheroes  such as Batman and Spiderman, also making pirate hats and elaborate tiaras. Bead threading was popular, making necklaces and bracelets.   The Museum also has a collection of children’s … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 5th September 2017
Last updated: 5th September 2017



Party Time for Museum Members

Party Time for Museum Members

Museum Summer Party – Friday August 4th Heather Stevenson, Museum Director Thanks to Ray Prewer for the photos Rye Castle Museum held a Summer Party for members on Friday August 4th. The weather was set fair so tables and a few chairs were taken to the Ypres Tower top garden and a cheese and wine party … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Events, Ypres Tower Posts on 8th August 2017
Last updated: 8th August 2017



A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum

An AGM worth attending  A packed year Impressive, memorable, enjoyable  are not words naturally linked with AGMs but they can truthfully be attached to aspects of the Rye Museum Association’s  AGM on Thursday, 27th July, in particular the Chairman’s report,  the follow-up talk by Dr Geoffrey Mead on Aspects of the South Downs National Park, … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Events on 2nd August 2017
Last updated: 2nd August 2017



Visiting Sussex History

Visiting Sussex History

In the footsteps of medieval monks A group of a dozen museum members enjoyed a fascinating trip on Tuesday, 11th July, to Lewes Priory,  led by Graham Mayhew,   author of   The Monks of Saint Pancras – Lewes Priory, England’s Premier Cluniac Monastery and its Dependencies 1076-1537. The ruins of the 11th century Priory … read more …

First posted in Featured, Invasion Coast, Local History Research, Past Events on 17th July 2017
Last updated: 22nd July 2017
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Hopping at Rye Museum

Hopping at Rye  Museum

Duncan Pennock’s illustrated talk on Hop Pickers, their Tokens and Rye Museum attracted a full house on Thursday evening, 8th June – including some who remembered hop picking with their parents, or who own a family collection of tokens.  Duncan is more than an authority on hop tokens; he is the owner of the biggest … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 12th June 2017
Last updated: 15th June 2017