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.
Ypres Tower Museum Reviews
We came upon this sweet little corner of history after a steep climb from the road below that circles the Town. With entrance at only £4.00, it can only be described as an incredible bargain... more »
A small museum standing in an old fortified tower on ancient sea cliffs above the original Rye Harbour. Good all round views from top of the tower. Due to coastal change the sea is now visible some... 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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