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Ypres Tower Museum, Rye Castle, Rye

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A slice of history, Ypres Tower Museum, Rye Castle sits inside a tower built in 1249 to defend against French attacks. Commissioned by Henry III, this structure now houses displays of handmade pottery, local embroidery, old town maps, and many other medieval artifacts. The museum's other building is a former factory showcasing firefighting equipment, maritime history, shipbuilding techniques, antiques, and other items from Rye's past. To visit Ypres Tower Museum, Rye Castle and get the most from your holiday in Rye, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rye road trip planning website.
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  • The museum wasn't open when we were there but the tower is impressive. It was very pleasant though to walk in the adjacent Gun Garden. The views across to Camber and Dungeness are pretty good and...  more »
  • Been to Rye loads of times and never knew about this place, stumbled upon it, worth a visit and stunning views , great history  more »
  • Very interesting building and exhibition with great views from the top and interesting courtyard with women's prison. Rye is a lovely place to visit and have tea any time, but schedule Ypres Tower and the clock tower into your visit and you'll really feel you've had an excursion!
  • Wonderful place. Interesting and well presented. Good views. Worth a visit
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