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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: 16th 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



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



Beauty, Sadness and some Lively Morris Dancing

Beauty, Sadness and some Lively Morris Dancing

  May was already a very busy month at the Museum’s two sites, topped by two special events in the last weekend: The Flower Festival 2018 and a display of Morris Dancing   Rye Museum was among the 28 organisations contributing to the 3 day Flower Festival 2018 at Rye’s parish church of St Mary’s … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Events on 29th May 2018
Last updated: 2nd September 2018



The Manor of Mote in Iden

The Manor of Mote in Iden

 A talk at Rye Museum by Christopher Whittick on Thursday, 10th May The featured image shows a reconstruction by Gerald Wood of the manor house at Mote as it might have appeared in 1500: ESRO, R/C 125/3/1.  With thanks to Christopher Whittick for permission to use this and the other photos. (You can click on a … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 14th May 2018
Last updated: 5th 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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