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The Journey to the South Downs National Park

The Journey to the South Downs National Park

  Jean Floyd An illustrated talk by Dr Geoffrey Mead  of the University of Sussex School of Global Studies is a geographer and expert local historian who now also trains South Downs National Park volunteer rangers, does walking tours and presents on BBC Radio 4. He is also a Rye Museum Trustee. The Journey to … read more …

First posted in Featured, Invasion Coast, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 13th May 2019
Last updated: 13th May 2019



Tales of Rye Foreign

Tales of Rye Foreign

Alan Dickinson on Rye Foreign History: Rye Museum East Street, Thursday April 11th Jean Floyd Ryer Alan Dickinson is not only a chartered building surveyor and a director of Rye Museum but also an historic buildings consultant and over the last 35 years has come to know our area intimately above and below ground.  His … read more …

First posted in Featured, Local History Research, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 19th April 2019
Last updated: 20th April 2019



The Wrong Sex

The Wrong Sex

  A Strange Story of Surgical Success and Unrequited Love by Dr Andrew Bamji Introduction: Dr Andrew Bamji’s amply illustrated talk at Rye Museum on March 14 was possibly the most ‘different’ we have ever had but it was also one of the most fascinating, with so many curious details and surprise twists that post-talk … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 17th March 2019
Last updated: 18th March 2019



The Men Who Built the Cathedals

The Men Who Built the Cathedals

A Full House at the Museum ! Jean Floyd Imogen Corrigan is known to be an outstanding speaker which meant there were no vacant seats at our East Street Museum on Thursday evening, 14th February – and the hour of fascinating information imparted with excitement and humour (and accompanied by stunning photos taken at scores of … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 1st March 2019
Last updated: 2nd March 2019



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



Women at Smallhythe in the Struggle for the Vote

Women at Smallhythe in the Struggle for the Vote

Our latest speaker, actress Susannah Mayor, best known to many as an incomparable Lucia in performances from E.F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories, is the Curator at Smallhythe, the National Trust property devoted to displays and events related to the life and career of Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and also to her daughter Edith (Edy) Craig (1869- 1947) … read more …

First posted in Featured, Literary and Artistic Rye, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 16th October 2018
Last updated: 19th 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



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



Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Thanks to Heather Stevenson for the report and the photos!     As part of the Museum’s 90th Birthday celebrations, a free children’s event was held on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th August. A very busy afternoon ensued with 29 children and their teddies attending plus their parents/grandparents (37 adults). The Ypres Tower top garden was quite … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, Featured on 16th August 2018
Last updated: 16th August 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