Winchelsea in East Sussex Town Guide

Museums

Museums in Winchelsea

Below are listings for museums in Winchelsea and the surrounding area ...

Smugglers Adventure

Hastings 6.9 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 smuggler ‘Hairy Jack’ as he … more

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 major exhibit features Captain Pugwash, … more

Rye Museum: East Street

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 be viewed, together with 4 … more

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.

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.

Shipwreck Museum

Rye Museum: Ypres Tower

Rye 2.1 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 church–open to the public in … more

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Lester Magoogan

Lester’s World of fabulous black and white art depicting his view of the world around him. By the way, Lester … more

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