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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1243 775888
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Decent enough museum for an hour

The fact it's free helps! The Roman history is mildly interesting as is the 1st floor with its review of history in the area throughout the centuries. I'm not interested in space... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A brilliant exhibit for families and space enthusiasts. It might be small but they pack a lot in. Super friendly staff and the Airbus presenter aka 'space geek' is brilliant. Dressing up fun for little ones (and grown ups) too. Loved it.

Thank PMHey
London, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fact it's free helps! The Roman history is mildly interesting as is the 1st floor with its review of history in the area throughout the centuries. I'm not interested in space so skipped the Tim Peake exhibit.

Thank genibre69
Chichester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating exhibition open for at least the rest of 2017. Story of Tim Peake's life and space travel with interactive displays to keep youngsters enthused.

3 Thank bryan t
Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little museum to visit for an hour or so. We went during the half term so it was quite busy, if you can, visit during term time! There's some remains of a Roman bath house and Roman artefacts on the ground floor. The second floor is about the local history with some interesting artefacts and activities... More 

3 Thank Claire H
Los Gatos, California
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280 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Chichester's appeals is that it's a wonderful place to visit. It's compact and layered with a treasure trove of history. Archaeology and history buffs can find a lot of satisfaction in the Novium, for example. It is helping preserve the evidence of 3rd century A.D Romans here. That is when they built it, complete with city walls, an... More 

2 Thank VWriter
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the exhibition and learned lots that I hadn't known before. The only downside is the dreadful blue lighting (it might create atmosphere but makes it difficult to read) and the too-loud music. If it wasn't for that I would have given it five stars.

Thank rosierat
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,375 reviews
742 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the new exhibition all about tim peake who went in to space and is a local hero if you like science this is up your street and you can open drawers too and don't forget to see the Roman artifacts.

1 Thank Ethan E
Chichester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited mainly to see Tim Peake and the space lab. Very informative and structured. The other exhibits are also very good. Concise history of Chichester.

1 Thank johnwspencet
Winchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating museum in the centre of Chichester - good Tim Peake exhibition - informative and interesting. Learnt lots about the development and history of Chichester and the local area - will bring the grandchildren - good educational facets Charming staff and very clean toilets And all of free!! Donations only...

1 Thank ruthmspencer
Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mADE AN EFFORT AS gRAND DAUGHTER WAS STUDYING. Romans at primary school. It was lacking lustre. In this day an age it was in fact Boring... We spent a sad 15 minutes in the building. I t reminded me of a very quiet 1950 's flat museum. Grand daughter looked at objects and was un impressed. The building is lovely... More 

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