Events Diary

Future events at the Museum. Put dates in your diary!

Waterloo: Talk Oct 8th: Chris Viner

Waterloo: Talk Oct 8th: Chris Viner

The special Waterloo Exhibition continues and Chris Viner is our next speaker  —  on Napoleon!   Thursday, 8h October 7:30, East Street The special exhibition mounted for the duration of the Rye Arts Festival will remain at East Street for most of October and may be viewed during the next weekends.  Chris Viner’s model soldiers depicting … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary, Invasion Coast, Rye Buildings and Defences on 17th September 2015
Last updated: 30th September 2015



Talk: Vestments in Miniature Sept 8th

Talk: Vestments in Miniature Sept 8th

Dressed Dolls!  September 8th 2:30 p.m. The recent afternoon talk on Huguenots in Rye and Winchelsea by Jo Kirkham proved so popular we had more people than chairs!  We’re having another afternoon session on Tuesday September 8th when Anne Oakley will be presenting Archbishop’s Vestments in Miniature 1162-1983.  She will be bringing miniature examples to … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 28th August 2015
Last updated: 2nd September 2015



Garden Party 2015

Garden Party 2015

Perfect Garden Party weather; a great team of Museum members and friends contributing things, time and effort; a Rye teeming with visitors — the ideal recipe for a very successful event in Rae Festing’s garden at 11 High Street on Saturday, 19th July.  Thanks to Ray Prewer and Janet Stott for the photos and to … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary, Past Events on 23rd July 2015
Last updated: 20th October 2015



Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary

Wednesday, 26th August, 2 – 4 p.m.,  East Street Museum:  Let’s Play by the Sea! This will be a children’s holiday activity afternoon.  Details coming. Tuesday, 8th September  2:30 p.m. East Street  Church Vestments,  by Anne Oakley The afternoon talk by Jo Kirkham on Huguenots of Rye and Winchelsea brought a capacity audience.  (See featured … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 19th July 2015
Last updated: 3rd August 2015



18th July: Museum Garden Party!

18th July: Museum Garden Party!

Be sure to come to our Annual Garden Party! Saturday 18th July 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 11 High Street Once more our member Rae Festing MBE offers her lovely garden for this event.  There will be a book gazebo, lots  of stalls — bric-a-brac, green things, baked goods and preserves, garden produce, scarves/hats/handbags … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 14th July 2015
Last updated: 14th July 2015



Tuesday July 14, 2:30 pm: Rye Huguenots

Tuesday July 14, 2:30 pm:  Rye Huguenots

Afternoon Talk:  Huguenots in Rye and Winchelsea by Jo Kirkham Tuesday, 14th July, 2:30 pm, East Street Museum Many a Ryer has Huguenot ancestry!  Jo Kirkham, author of the Rye Museum publication Huguenots in Rye and Winchelsea,  will present an illustrated talk on the role Rye played in providing a home for  Protestants fleeing persecution … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 2nd July 2015
Last updated: 11th July 2015



Look what’s coming!

Look what’s coming!

The featured Painting of Rye, East Sussex is by Hendrick Danckerts and school 1720-1742 Some dates for your diary.  Keep checking for more details Tuesday, 14th July 2:30 pm.  East Street   Huguenots in Rye and Winchelsea by Jo Kirkham This is part of the Huguenot Summer celebration which is being held worldwide.  Note that this … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 13th May 2015
Last updated: 12th June 2015



Talk 12th May : Artist in the Family

Talk 12th May : Artist in the Family

Tuesday, 12th May East Street Museum 7:30 pm An Artist in the Family – William Henry Borrow 1840-1905 by James Cruttenden The famous 19th century artist William Henry Borrow, born in Hastings, specialised– as many Ryers will know — in painting local scenes such as the one above of the Ypres Tower  and the one … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 1st May 2015
Last updated: 1st May 2015



Coming Events at East Street

Coming Events at East Street

Tuesday 28th April  East Street Museum 2-4pm  Show and Tell Afternoon These sessions have proved very popular.  The Curator selects one item from the Museum’s collection  (e.g. a bed-warmer, featured in the photo above from a previous Show and Tell afternoon) and some of those who come bring curious items from the past from their … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 16th April 2015
Last updated: 16th April 2015



Talk 10th March: The Vidler Family

Talk 10th March: The Vidler Family

The Vidler Family by Peter Ewart Tuesday 10th March  East Street Museum For more information and photos click here:  RyeNews  The Vidler name has been prominent in Rye for over 200 years.  Whether the topic is the development of Rye trade,  mayors of Rye, the most detailed book on the history of Rye, establishing a … read more …

First posted in Events Diary on 24th February 2015
Last updated: 7th March 2015