Past Events

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



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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From Home Page end 2016

From Another Rye Did you know there are other Ryes in other countries thanks to former residents of our Rye and to ships built here which conveyed them to pioneer posts?   Rye, Sussex has maintained strong links with the Rye in Australia and those in New York and New Hampshire in the USA.  We have … read more …

First posted in News, Past Events on 9th April 2017
Last updated: 9th April 2017



Christmas at the Museum

Father Christmas at the East Street Grotto Father Christmas was kept busy throughout the day in his grotto at East St Museum which had been decorated for the festival theme of ‘Tales of Old’. He saw almost 400 children plus their parents, grandparents uncles, aunts, cousins, friends.  (In fact it seemed like the whole town had come … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Past Events on 9th April 2017
Last updated: 9th April 2017



An Afternoon of Curiosities

An Afternoon of Curiosities

With thanks to Heather Stevenson for photos and info A group of ladies met at the East Street Museum for another afternoon of ‘Cakes and Curiosities’ on Wednesday March 15th. Each had brought along an item or two to discuss. Some were definitely curious — some puzzles remain — and this time the range covered … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Events on 25th March 2017
Last updated: 25th March 2017



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