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Ryde District Heritage Centre

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Helpful staff, really interesting information provided.....

I called in to the centre to see if I could find out more about the building where I live, and the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Georgina M
Ryde, United Kingdom
Fascinating trip down memory lane.

I must admit, that when I first went down the stairs to the Museum, housed in the basement of the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Rochford, United Kingdom
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Royal Victoria Arcade | Union Street, Ryde PO33 2LQ, England
+44 1983 717435
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I called in to the centre to see if I could find out more about the building where I live, and the street. The three gentlemen were enormously helpful and went to a lot of trouble to show me some fascinating photos from the last...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I must admit, that when I first went down the stairs to the Museum, housed in the basement of the Arcade in Ryde, I thought it might be a pleasant diversion for a half an hour or so. How wrong I was. I must have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

An excellent attraction and with a different look at the life of the area in every nook and cranny. Superb video of the hovercraft, excellent information boards, and very polite staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Talk about a hidden gem.The McGill postcard collection is fab for starters, so much social history and so funny and lots of non P.C. Photos and memorabilia of Ryde and surrounding area second to none, and the volunteers running the show are so helpful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dave W
Reviewed 10 May 2018

A museum needs to be more than just a collection of old photos and artefacts. It has to tell a story. There is quite a lot to see here but is a bit of a jumble. The museum is in the basement of the Arcade...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pete F
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank visitor1995361
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank awhittall
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lin F
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kevin d
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