Did you know that our main site at Rye Castle Museum, which comprises the Ypres Tower, the Women’s Tower and our secret medieval garden, remains open every day (apart from a couple of days at Christmas) throughout the year? We have had lots of visitors recently, which is gratifying, as the last two years were very difficult and we were only able to open full-time last summer. As an independent charity we rely on the income from our visitors.
We have been busy behind the scenes at our East Street site, the home of our collection; there are new items to see and we are constantly changing the displays. East Street is now open at weekends throughout the summer. The site is manned by volunteers and we endeavour to keep to these opening times. We are always looking for more volunteers – it is very interesting to sit at the desk and chat to visitors who are most appreciative. We have had comments such as “A treat of a museum in a beautiful town”, “Nice little museum run by volunteers, well done!” and “Very good displays, could have spent longer, didn’t realise there was so much 10/10” written in our visitors book.
If it has been a while since you visited us, do call in. Entry to East Street is free, although we need your donations to keep going. There will be new things to see so why not come along and don’t forget to bring your visitors!
Image Credits: Yvonne Metcalf .