The Novium Museum in Chichester tells the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage with over 500,000 artefacts, both on display and in its store.
The museum is free for people to visit and is located in Tower Street, close to the cathedral and just opposite Chichester Library.
Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and with three floors of fantastic exhibitions.The remains of the Roman baths fill much of the ground floor gallery, with an audio-visual film showing you how they were built and used in Roman times. The bathhouse would have been used as a meeting place, to engage in leisure activities and perhaps also to talk business. It would have been an active and noisy place, full of chatter and gossip, where games might be played, books read and beauty treatments enjoyed.
Throughout the year, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions at the museum. The team also organises numerous activities including a mixture of bookable and drop-in events plus talks, the annual Roman Week during the May half term, finds identification sessions, Father Christmas and lots more.
You can enjoy coffee and cake while taking in the remains of the Roman bathhouse and the museum shop offers a wide range of exhibition-related gifts, toys and books.
Coronavirus Information: Closed until further notice.
Museum and Tourist Information services open 6 days a week (including Bank Holidays 10:00 – 16:00) 10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Saturday
Sunday – Closed
April to September – Summer Opening Hours
Museum and Tourist Information services open 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays 10:00 – 16:00)
10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday
Closed Easter Sunday
Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No food, drinks or smoking are permitted on the museum site. Visitors are allowed to use cameras without flash and personal recorders, except in galleries where signs are posted prohibiting their use.
FREE entry. Some events may charge.
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