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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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Very interesting free museum

We went to The Novium to see an exhibition about Tim Peake, our UK astronaut who spent 6 months on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
chrissylenny
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Amazing Museum!

I have visited this museum multiple times, loving the permanent exhibits. A great thing also is the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Family Gamers G
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average14%
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“roman bath” (25 reviews)
“local museum” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
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+44 1243 775888
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Family Gamers G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

Thank Eleanor J
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went here on a very wet and cold February day just to get out of the rain really. It was free entry and actually quite interesting. The small downstairs area is given over to Roman artefacts including mosaics. There is also a small cafe....More

Thank RobertJE
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We visited the Tim Peake exhibition for the second time. It Was fine, but showing the signs of wear and tear. The museum just has a slighly sombre mood and the cluttered and at times congested entrance shop and cafe don't help. It is a...More

Thank Aurorachichester
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The outside of the museum is dire but don't let that put you off. There's so much to see and do inside. We went on the last day of the Tim Peake exhibition. Lots of interactive stuff to try out (not sure the robotic arm...More

Thank IE_and_H
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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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