Children try crafts at Museum

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The East Street museum

Children who came to the craft afternoon at East Street Museum, on Friday April 6, made various paper items including puppets. They also became deeply engrossed in sewing and cross-stitch work. Thanks to our usual museum helpers, Heather, Sue and Susan for assisting. Jo and Sheila manned the desk and, as the museum was open, we were able to welcome a number of visitors.
East Street Museum is now open each weekend throughout the summer and has a new display depicting hops and hopping. The shop area has had a face lift and new items added to the merchandise for sale. All sales help fund the museum so it is well worth a look – entry to East Street Museum is free but donations are most welcome to cover the ever-rising costs of running the museums on two sites.
Another area well worth a look is Rye Station booking hall, where several large posters are on show promoting the museum and its forthcoming 90th birthday – it having been established in 1928. Thank you to Southern Rail and Kevin Barry for the partnership in printing and displaying the posters and to Sarah Cooper from Rye Museum for producing all the artwork. More details on the 90th birthday celebrations will be available soon, particularly a party for members in July.
Anyone can become a museum member for a small annual fee which also gives a discount on the museum’s monthly talks, free entry and other benefits, such as social activities. Volunteers are also most welcome contact info@ryemuseum.co.uk. 01797 226728

Photo: Rye News library

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