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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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From Romans in Britain to Britains in Space

A somewhat bizarre yet wholly enjoyable miscellany of a museum - content ranges from Roman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Lovely place

The Novium is a free museum near Chichester cathedral which offers a huge variety of his historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susanne W
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“roman bath” (25 reviews)
“local history” (19 reviews)
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Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A somewhat bizarre yet wholly enjoyable miscellany of a museum - content ranges from Roman Chichester to the space travels of local hero, Major Tim Peake as well as local history and artefacts. There's a great view of the nearby cathedral from the top floor...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Novium is a free museum near Chichester cathedral which offers a huge variety of his historic artefacts from fab Roman bath to local life through the centuries to a very special exhibition of local hero ,the astronaut Major Tim Peake. All very interactive and...More

Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smallish museum, modern brutalist concrete but friendly staff. A look at Chichester and a bit of the surrounding area...which gets a bit squeezed out. Has regular changes of temporary exhibitions, which are a bit variable but enthusiastic. Main feature is being built over a Roman...More

Thank Hedgy25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been to Novium before but this time specifically to visit the Tim Peake exhibition. I was surprised because although not large, to was very interesting and we were there longer than I’d expected. Oddly, my favourite bit was the lift

Thank Just-become-a-mrs
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A lovely small intimate museum in the centre of Chichester aimed mainly at older children but still of considerable interest to adults too. Changing exhibitions cover a wide range of topics such as pirates, roman life and recently, the Tim Peake exhibition which was fascinating....More

Thank Sooperstar100
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sooperstar100, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We do try our best to keep our interactive exhibitions appealing to all ages - children as well as adults, so it is pleasing to hear that...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

We visited on a Sunday to see the Tim Peake exhibition in particular, it's a great museum although not the biggest we've been to. Lots of fansinating information about Chichester and surrounding areas, the views at the top of the building are nice although the...More

Thank Vicky G
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Vicky G, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit and found it to be informative and interesting. Please do visit us again soon.

Reviewed 18 November 2017

An informative little museum covering the ages in a small area on three floors. It is located above the remnants of Roman baths which existed on this location and provide the ground floor exhibit. The floor above provides some information about Chichester through the ages....More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We took my granddaughters aged 8 and 5 to the Novium specifically to see the Tim Peake exhibition. We found it very interesting, the girls loved dressing up and enjoyed the interactive displays and spent about an hour learning about space travel. We spent the...More

Thank KAYZASURREY
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kayzasurrey, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting the museum with your granddaughters. You might be interested in our family friendly Smugglers Saturdays...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took our Grandchildren on a wet and windy day to The Novium Museum , the Tim Peake exhibition was excellent, we spent about 2 hours viewing the exhibits then moved to Roman Chichester again this was excellent, a very good afternoon for both Grandchildren...More

Thank keith m
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Keith M, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed an afternoon exploring our exhibits with your Grandchildren, and do hope that you will all return for another...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

It was hard to find (lack of finger post signing) and only found it as I was trying to find the Tourist Information Office. I asked for directions at a shop, but they didn't know. Leaving the shop I discovered a town plan board about...More

Thank ianrwilliams62
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ianrwilliams62, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise that you had a difficult time finding us. We are aware that finger post signing could be improved, and this is something that we are...More

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sarah19512017
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
If I remember rightly the was a mosaic from Chilgrove but maybe call them for a definitive answer, sorry to be vague!
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