The Novium

The Novium
Tower Street
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1QH
England

Website

www.thenovium.org

E-mail

thenovium@chichester.gov.uk

Telephone

01243 775888

Fax

01243 776766

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Exterior view of The Novium

The Novium offers intriguing stories from Chichester District connected with extraordinary artefacts in a brand new, state-of-the-art building.

Alongside the commitment to preserve our rich local heritage, The Novium also provides visitors with a glimpse into the past 500,000 years.

Set in the heart of Chichester, The Novium features exciting exhibitions, dynamic events, interactive activities for all ages, and an award-winning learning programme.

The Novium has been purpose built to show the remains of a Roman bath house, which are now uncovered for visitors to see for the first time. But the Roman baths are just one of the many wow factors you will see! Look out for our curiosities case and giant cube case full of treasures from the district. Admire the Chilgrove Mosaic, which dates back to the fourth century AD. And don't miss the Jupiter Stone, a Roman sculpture base dedicated to the god Jupiter from the third century AD.

On the second floor you can stop to take in the breath-taking views of the cathedral. You can also 'touch the view' with chimney pots and cathedral stonework placed near the window.

Explore our interactive second floor gallery where you can search through drawers for interesting finds, try on a Roman helmet, and even make your own mosaic!

Visitors will also find a tourist information centre and a shop offering unique, green and locally made gifts.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer (April to October)
Open 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:00)

10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Saturday
10:00 - 16:00 Sunday

Winter (November to March)
Open 5 days a week

10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday to Saturday
10:00 - 16:00 Sunday

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

The Novium is fully accessible for all wheel chair users.

Admission charges

Adult: £7.00
Concession (disabled, seniors 60+, unemployed, students with a valid ID): £6.00
Youth (4-15): £2.50
Family (2 adults, 2 youths): £16.50
Adult groups (4 or more adults, per person): £6.50

Annual Ticket - Adult: £17.50
Annual Ticket - Youth: £6.25
Annual Ticket - Concession (disabled, seniors 60+, unemployed, students with valid IDs): £15.00
Annual Ticket - Family (2 adults, 2 youth): £42.00

Getting there

A two-minute walk from Chichester Cathedral, The Novium is located in the city centre on Tower Street directly opposite the library.

It is a 15 minute walk from both Chichester bus and train stations.

The nearest car park is Orchard Street Car Park.

Additional info

The Novium has a large lift and is fully accessible for wheel chair users and visitors with disabilities. There is also a wheel chair available to use while visiting the museum.

A portable hearing loop is available upon request at Reception. Registered guide dogs are permitted in the museum. Baby changing facilities are also available.

With three floors of exhibition space, The Novium also has a dedicated learning space - the Woolstaplers Room - and offers an award-winning learning programme.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
WW1 Exhibition

First World War Centenary Exhibition Opens

  • 7 April — 31 December 2014 *on now

Explore the Bravery, Creativity, Joy and Sorrow of WW1 and it's impact on Chichester. Interactive exhibition with lots of hands on activities including first aid WW1 style and testing out a German Picklehaube.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Jupiter Stone

Nude Museum

  • 20 August 2014 6-9:30pm *on now

Models pose with historical artefacts in this tutored life drawing lesson with a twist.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£12 per person, or 2 for £20

Website

http://www.thenovium.org/index.cfm?ArticleId=23664

Getting there

A two-minute walk from Chichester Cathedral, The Novium is located in the city centre on Tower Street directly opposite the library.

It is a 15 minute walk from both Chichester bus and train stations.

The nearest car park is Orchard Street Car Park.

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