Museums AND Galleries

Rye Castle Museum (7m) – Ypres Tower, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JY   t: 01580 241234/ 01797 226728 .The Rye Museum has two sites, the Ypres Tower (early 14th century) and the East Street site.

Rye Heritage Centre (7m) – Rye, East Sussex TN31 7AY t: 01797 226696
Rye history centre with a town model, sound and light show and end-of-the-pier amusement machines.

The C.M Booth Collection (3m) – High Street, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4LP   t: 01580 241234
Many historic cars on display including a unique collection of Morgan 3 wheel cars.

Shipwreck Museum (13m) – Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW   t: 01424 437452
With fascinating family friendly exhibits of local historic shipwrecks, and a Cretaceous gallery with everything from dioramas and footprints to fossils and a preserved 138 million year old fish!

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (13m) – Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1ET   t: 01424 451052
A varied and exciting collection spanning art, culture and history from around the world with children specifically in mind.

Smugglers Adventure (13m) – St. Clements Caves, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3JJ   t: 01424 422964
Join notorious smuggler ‘Hairy Jack’ as he leads you through acres of underground caverns, passages and tunnels on a voyage back through time to the heyday of smuggling.

Battle Museum of Local History (13m) – The Almonry, High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0EA   t: 01424 775955
Set within the beautiful, originally Elizabethan, walled gardens of The Almonry, Battle Museum of Local History preserves and exhibits hundreds of fascinating artefacts from the town’s past, including objects from prehistoric and Roman times to the world’s oldest effigy of Guy Fawkes and items from the two World Wars.

Hastings Fisherman’s Museum (13m) – Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN42 3DW   t: 01424 461446
A museum dedicated to the fishing industry and maritime history of Hastings.

Jerwood Gallery (13m) – Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW   t: 01424 728377
Situated next to the historic fishing beach in Hastings’ picturesque Old Town, the award winning Jerwood Gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art, and a diverse temporary exhibition programme.

The Observatory Science Centre (21m) – Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN   t: 01323 832731
Interactive science and discovery with huge telescope in the astronomical observatory.