Housed in a converted 19th century sail loft on the Quayside,  RYE HERITAGE CENTRE  is the home of 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 that brings to life over 700 years of Rye’s rich history and folklore.





In our visitor centre, you can also book onto a Guided Walk  of the  town, hire an Historical or Ghost themed Audio Tour to help you explore the town at your own pace, pick up a copy of the Rye Town Trail or browse our extensive selection of  Local Maps and Books to help you make the most of your time in our picturesque historic town.

Throughout the year, we run unique guided Ghost Walks of Rye, and can help organise private Guided Walks of the town.

On our first floor, we are home to one of the UK’s largest collections of working pre-decimal amusement machines in the Old Pier Penny Arcade

Finally, don’t forget to visit our Gift Shop; we have a wide variety of exclusive Rye souvenirs as well as local 1066 Country and Sussex art, crafts and produce.

                        Find out more about what we have to offer here on our website, or get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you!

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