Learn More About the History of Rye
The History of Rye Castle Museum
By Allan Downend, slightly adapted from the booklet An Introduction to Rye Castle Museum (1999) with some additional information from Geoffrey S Bagley and from Kenneth M Clark The Story of the Ypres Tower and Rye Museum (1975).
Rye’s Harbour in Tudor Times
Note: this series of articles are about the old port of Rye at the confluence of the Rother, Tillingham and Brede Rivers. Rye Harbour is a separate community nearer the sea developed in the 19th century.