About us

The perfect way to start your visit to Rye…

Housed in a converted 19th century sail loft on the Quayside,  Rye Heritage Centre hosts theStory of Rye’  Town Model Sound and Light Show – a totally unique ‘Son et Lumiere’ style 1:100 scale model of Victorian Rye that uses dramatic sound and light effects to bring to life over 700 years of Rye’s rich history and folklore.
In our visitor centre, you can hire an  audio tour to guide you round the town at your own pace with either historical or ghost themed walks available, pick up a copy of the Rye Town Trail, the Rye Treasure Trail or browse our extensive selection of maps and books to help you make the most of your stay.
Throughout the year, we run unique guided Ghost walks of Rye, and can help organise private guided walks of the town.
We are also home to one of the UK’s largest collections of working pre-decimal amusement machines in the Old Pier Penny Arcade
Finally, our gift shop, we have a wide variety of exclusive Rye souvenirs as well as local 1066 Country and Sussex art, crafts and produce.

 Contact us on 01797 226696, or via email at ryeheritagecentre@gmail.com




Rye Heritage Centre is owned and operated by Rye Town Council, with the aim of promoting the local area for the benefit of the local  community.

We are also an official Visitor Information Point for Visit 1066 Country