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Mummy Makers at the Museum

Mummy Makers at the Museum

    Another successful children’s craft afternoon was held at East Street Museum at the start of half term on Monday 22nd October.       With the Rosetta Stone cast still on display the theme for the event was Egyptian crafts.  Note that there is just one more week-end to see the cast before it … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 23rd October 2018
Last updated: 23rd October 2018



Last Chance to See the Rosetta Stone Cast!

Last Chance to See the Rosetta Stone Cast!

An Honour for Rye You have a rare opportunity to see the cast of the British Museum’s most popular exhibit — the famous Rosetta Stone  — here in Rye!  The loan of the stone cast to Rye Museum by the British Museum  is a great honour for Rye. The Rosetta Stone was the key in … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured on 14th October 2018
Last updated: 14th October 2018



Dates for Your Diary

Dates for Your Diary

Save the dates!   Saturday, December 1  St Mary’s Church Christmas Fair The Museum will have a table at the Fair.  There is always a great deal on offer on this annual occasion.  Saturday, December 8 – Children’s Craft Afternoon – Christmas Edition  East Street  1 – 5 pm This is the Museum’s contribution to the many … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary on 4th September 2018
Last updated: 14th November 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