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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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Ideal for Children (of all ages)

We spent a very enjoyable few days in Chichester (7th - 11th June). The weather was excellent... read more

Reviewed today
Michael_SF6310RH
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Very interesting

As a local museum it ranks very highly indeed. Built over roman remains it records the fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AJMC_56
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
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+44 1243 775888
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Reviewed today

We spent a very enjoyable few days in Chichester (7th - 11th June). The weather was excellent. Strolling around on Saturday morning (9th June) we visited the Novium museum which, I thought, was excellent. Sadly not many children there when it would be an excellent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local museum it ranks very highly indeed. Built over roman remains it records the fascinating history of Chichester over 2000 years.

Thank AJMC_56
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We visited The Novium for the second time last week (the first time was a couple of months back when the Tim Peake exhibition was there) and had a really enjoyable hour there.We were disappointed to discover the Tim Peaks exhibition was no longer there,but...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We went to The Novium to see an exhibition about Tim Peake, our UK astronaut who spent 6 months on the International Space Station in 2015/16 and who is local to Chichester. Not only did we enjoy this visiting exhibition, but we were very interested...More

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Chrissylenny, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for your lovely review! It's really pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our Tim Peake exhibition ended on 17 February, and we currently have Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered showing in our 2nd...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I have visited this museum multiple times, loving the permanent exhibits. A great thing also is the temporary exhibitions, which include Tim Peake: An Extraordinary Journey and Game On. Great museum, definitely worth a special visit.More

Thank Family Gamers G
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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Family Gamers G, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you have been able to enjoy our temporary exhibitions! Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered is on loan to us from...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyed looking at the Roman Baths and the information about them but the rest of the display's seemed a little jumbled up to me and I just could not get into reading about the history of the area.More

1  Thank johnhp702
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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear johnhp702, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. While it's pleasing to hear that you enjoyed taking in the Roman bath house, I am sorry that you found the displays confusing. It would be helpful...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Now I enjoy going to museums mainly to see local history/finds/etc. and always like to support them but I'm afraid this one left me fairly cold. The top floor, empty when I called a week ago, had an exhibition of games. The middle floor was...More

1  Thank Hatt
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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Hatt, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We welcome feedback and will take your comments on board. Our 2nd floor gallery was closed for a period of time while our new exhibition, Game Plan:...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I had some hours to kill on a rainy day and stepped inside. I am really glad I did. Interesting film about the Bath house projected on the wall, lovely room on smuggling in Sussex and a lot of interesting objects. Some oral history too...More

2  Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Really enjoyed a visit here - especially the roman baths when you enter - it is a small and interesting museum well worth a visit, and unbelievably, still donation only!

Thank RachSB
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The artefacts in this museum are displayed in what can only be described as style,over substance...you really can't work,out what things are, why is it not displayed chronologically? It's just all too,jumbled. The children's activities mostly seemed to be broken. Very disappointing.More

Thank Eleanor J
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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Eleanor J, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for leaving a review, although I am sorry that you felt disappointed by your visit. It would be helpful to know which displays you are referring to, and if you would like to discuss...More

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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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