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Museums in Winchelsea, East Sussex

Below are listings for museums in Winchelsea and the surrounding area. You can add your listing to this category here.


Winchelsea Court Hall Museum

In Winchelsea
01797 226 642
07918 704 559
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A small local museum with exhibits on the ancient town of Winchelsea, the Cinque Ports and their history. Maps, coins, seals, pictures, weights and measures, local pottery, photographs and other memorabilia are all on display. ... more


Hastings Fishermen's Museum

Hastings, 6.9 miles from Winchelsea
01424 461 446

A former fishermen's church by old net shops, now a museum on local fishing with ship models, nets, old photographs and the Lugger 'Enterprise', built in 1912. There is also a model of 'Henri Grace A Dieu', built for the Royal Tournament in 1922. An adjacent net shop may also ... more


Rye Museum: Ypres Tower

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower
Rye, 2.2 miles from Winchelsea
01797 226 728

The Rye Museum has two sites, the Ypres Tower (early 14th century) and the East Street site. The Tower has had many roles in its history from a fortification to protect the town, to a private dwelling, a prison and a mortuary. It is the oldest building--except for St Mary's ... more

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower

Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Museum
Hastings, 6.9 miles from Winchelsea
01424 437 452

‎Maritime museum with 3000 years of historic treasures from local shipwrecks. Audiovisual show 'A Shipwreck Adventure', push button videos, talks with slides on shipwreck and coastal history topics. ... more

Shipwreck Museum

Smugglers Adventure

Hastings, 7 miles from Winchelsea
01424 422 964

Take a trip on the West Hill cliff railway and travel back in time at Smugglers Adventure – acres of underground caves and caverns, rich in history. Delve into the labyrinth of secret tunnels and discover the dangers and hardships faced by Sussex smugglers of the eighteenth century. Join notorious ... more


Rye Museum: East Street

Rye Museum: East Street
Rye, 2.2 miles from Winchelsea
01797 226 728

Rye Museum has two sites in the town: Ypres Tower and East Street which is the main site for exhibits and public events such as talks and coffee mornings. It houses changing exhibitions concerning different aspects of Rye life. The latest of these features Ryes connections to Royal Weddings. A ... more

Rye Museum: East Street
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  • Whimsical Stitches

    Wednesday 12th May for 13 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    A colourful, eclectic and joyful exhibition of art in textile form ~ from hand embroidery to handmade toys, by Rachel ... more

  • Light Fantastic

    Wednesday 26th May for 13 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    An exhibition of vibrant watercolours full of atmosphere and light by Andrew Blyth. Andrew is a renowned local artist who ... more

  • Driftwood Journeys

    Wednesday 9th June for 13 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    South East Open Studios (SEOS) 2021 present an exhibition of driftwood sculpture and other sea-inspired art by Tina Kaul. Now ... more

  • My Mind's Eye - a journey by Maggie Lloyd

    Wednesday 23rd June for 13 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    A portfolio of Maggie Lloyd's work of portraits and landscapes in pastel, oil and other media. There are many aspects ... more

  • Tuesday Painters Club of Rye

    Friday 13th August for 10 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    ART EXHIBITION of members' work Open daily 10.00a.m. - 5.30p.m. From Friday13th to Sunday 22nd August Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Pen ... more

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