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Ryde District Heritage Centre

Royal Victoria Arcade | Union Street, Ryde PO33 2LQ, England
+44 1983 717435
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Very good local museum

This place is not easy to find - which is possibly part of it's charm. You have to go into the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Pete F
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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
Unexpected find

I had heard about it but never thought it would be worth a visit . How wrong I was. it’s an... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
visitor1995361
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Victoria Arcade | Union Street, Ryde PO33 2LQ, England
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+44 1983 717435
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is not easy to find - which is possibly part of it's charm. You have to go into the Royal Victoria Arcade which is roughly halfway up Union Street, walk to the back, turn right and then go downstairs into what used to...More

Thank Pete F
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I had heard about it but never thought it would be worth a visit . How wrong I was. it’s an Excellent little museum run by volunteers. Some interesting photos and artefacts of Ryde as it was.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Run by volunteers this is a marvellous little museum with great exhibits that speak to the people of ryde andbthe wider island. Worth several visits.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Every time I visit, there is something new to see. Always enjoyable. I am a Ryde resident and all aspects of it's history are fascinating. The images are thought provoking and can be emotional. I don't go as often as I'd like, but I will...More

Thank Lin F
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Hidden in the basement of the beautiful Royal Victoria Arcade is this museum of Ryde .A great timeline on the history of the town and its people.. Some very interesting documents and artifacts.

Thank kevin d
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A pretty cellar under Union Street with clean white walls and beautifully arranged for us to see the old ice-house and underground sweet ovens used to serve the old holiday resort of Ryde. Very down to earth and non-pushy people in there to help you...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This little museum tells you the fascinating history of Ryde and its growth. It is packed full of exhibits covering everything from the development of the town, the trade and commerce and Ryde at war. It is a great example of how to do something...More

Thank NB1957
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

friendly staff, museum one had lots and lots of funny postcards some which at the time were banned it depends how ones mind works how you read them! Then in the next there is an exhibition on the men who fought in wartime Ryde. The...More

1  Thank Taplledraw
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a hidden gem ! inside and below the Royal Victoria Arcade Union Street Ryde, Isle of Wight. Therein tells the story of the growth of the town from a sleepy fishing village to a wonderful town full of late Georgian and Victorian architecture....More

Thank 192Ann
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

A small museum built inside a Victorian Shopping Arcade with a knowledable and very enthusiastic volunteer staff. The heritage centre contains a host of interesting items including the famous collection of saucy british seaside postcards (some of which were banned at the time). It is...More

2  Thank Les P
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