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Dates for Your Diary

Dates for Your Diary

  Our next event: Saturday, September 15  10:30 – 1 p.m. East Street Coffee Morning to open the Rye Festival Do join us  on the day the Festival launches to see some outstanding exhibits – including one which marks out our Museum as a very high status one in the view of the British Museum!  … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary, Rye Museum Story on 4th September 2018
Last updated: 9th September 2018



Happy Birthday To Us!

Happy Birthday To Us!

Rye Castle Museum held its 90th birthday on Saturday 28th July with a wonderful party at the East Street Museum. A change of location from the Ypres Tower was hastily made on Saturday afternoon, as strong winds would have made an outdoor event difficult.Honoured guests included the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and his wife, … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured on 31st July 2018
Last updated: 31st July 2018



Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Napoleon and the Jews Chris Viner, our speaker at the Museum on June 14, is a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society and has customers throughout the world for his models of military figures.  In Rye, he is  best known for his shop Soldiers of Rye on the High Street where he can be viewed … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Talks Summaries on 18th June 2018
Last updated: 18th June 2018



Sixty six since 1066

Sixty six since 1066

Time Travel in 66 Objects Thanks to Sarah Cooper for both the review and the photo. This month’s talk at Rye Museum was a stimulating visual tour:  A History of Hastings in 66 Objects by Cathy Walling. For some years, Cathy has been a Trustee of Rye Museum and something of a mentor, but her … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 16th April 2018
Last updated: 16th April 2018



It all began with throwing pots

It all began with throwing pots

  On Thursday, 9th March, Chris O’Donoghue, pottery expert, award winning garden designer and more recently,  author of detective novels,  began by telling his audience at Rye Museum that he hadn’t  had the exam grades on leaving school to qualify for a degree course in art at Bournemouth Art College.  The rest of the story, … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Literary and Artistic Rye, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 12th March 2018
Last updated: 14th May 2018
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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



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



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



What our visitors say about our East Street Museum

What our visitors say about our East Street Museum

It’s been a while since we reported on our visitors to East Street and what they say. Here’s an update on what has been recorded since we got a new Visitors’ Book. The photo hints at what a busy place our East Street site can be.  Besides welcoming visitors who come to see our exhibits … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured on 14th May 2017
Last updated: 15th May 2017