Rye Museum Story

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



The Rye Castle Museum Story

The Rye Castle Museum Story

Jo Kirkham With thanks to Clive Sawyer for the feature photo. The 90th Birthday Anniversary of Rye Castle Museum was happily celebrated last month with a party.  Here are some landmarks along the way to its status today as a top attraction of Rye and an outstanding place for visitors to this region. 1889 The … read more …

First posted in Featured, Rye Museum Story, Ypres Tower Posts on 22nd August 2018
Last updated: 22nd August 2018



Rye Castle: Talk July 8th

Rye Castle: Talk July 8th

Jo Kirkham, our Chairman, treated a packed room at the East Street Museum to an outstanding presentation on Tuesday evening, 8th July: Rye Castle: The Tale of Towers. The many layered history of what we today know as the Ypres Tower was backed by paintings, drawings and photos of the tower and surrounds from many … read more …

First posted in Past Talks, Rye Museum Story on 10th July 2014
Last updated: 29th September 2014



The History of Rye Castle Museum

The History of Rye Castle Museum

by Allan Downend, slightly adapted from the booklet An Introduction to Rye Castle Museum ( 1999) with some additional information from Geoffrey S Bagley and from Kenneth M Clark The Story of the Ypres Tower and Rye Museum (1975).  The water colour is by the early 19th century artist W.H.  Borrow. The idea of using … read more …

First posted in Rye Buildings and Defences, Rye Museum Story on 23rd November 2012
Last updated: 12th December 2013
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Geoffrey Spink Bagley

Geoffrey Spink Bagley

‘Geoffrey Bagley, Esq. Ryer Extraordinary’ (Painting  of Rye Harbour by Geoffrey Bagley by permission of Your Paintings: BBC in collaboration with Public Catalogue Foundation) This was the subtitle of a 1973 Down Rye Way column by the then editor of Rye’s Own, Christopher Davson. And as you will see from what follows, Geoffrey Bagley really … read more …

First posted in Notable People, Rye Museum Story, Rye Town History on 9th September 2011
Last updated: 2nd December 2012
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