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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: 18th May 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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Exploring our East Sussex Coast

Exploring our East Sussex Coast

  One of our most popular speakers, Dr Geoffrey Mead of the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex—and a Rye Museum trustee – returned on Thursday, February 8th to regale a full  audience with stories behind the resorts on our Sussex coast.  All who came will look at any of our seaside towns with … read more …

First posted in Featured on 13th February 2018
Last updated: 11th May 2018



What a Ménage à Trois !

What a Ménage à  Trois !

The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden Presented by Ann Rachlin MCE Thanks to AboutBritain.com and to Gary Cooper for the photos. Many who attended Ann Rachlin’s riveting performance – The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden – at our East Street Museum on Thursday 9th November —  were familiar with the local … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages, Talks Summaries on 21st November 2017
Last updated: 21st November 2017



Half Term Fun at the Museum

Half Term Fun at the Museum

  Making Things, Dressing Up and Fun for Mums Too! Report and photos thanks to Heather Stevenson     Children enjoyed another fun afternoon at East Street Museum during half term on Wednesday 25th October.       They were busy making bird feeders out of pine cones filled with peanut butter, birdseed and fruits. They … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 29th October 2017
Last updated: 30th October 2017



Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Talk by Malcolm Pratt – ‘Winchelsea’s Poor: Lives revealed through Letters’ Malcolm Pratt, former Town Clerk of Winchelsea,  gave an extremely interesting talk at Rye Museum on Thursday 12th October. Malcolm has made a study of the many letters, 370 in all, found in 1960 by the then new Rector of Winchelsea. This collection of … read more …

First posted in Featured, Local History Research, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 14th October 2017
Last updated: 23rd November 2017



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



Busy afternoon at the Museum

Busy afternoon at the Museum

A group of  over a dozen children had a busy afternoon at East Street Museum on Friday 1st September. They busied themselves making masks – of superheroes  such as Batman and Spiderman, also making pirate hats and elaborate tiaras. Bead threading was popular, making necklaces and bracelets.   The Museum also has a collection of children’s … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 5th September 2017
Last updated: 5th September 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