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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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Visited Chichester specifically to see the Tim Peake exhibition with my 13 year old son. I do take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HeidiO18
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Knowledgeable and very helpful staff

Came here as this is the Information centre and the staff we're excellent....they know their stuff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cfredman2016
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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Chichester specifically to see the Tim Peake exhibition with my 13 year old son. I do take on board others' comments about some of the interactive equipment needing attention, but I found that taking our time to watch the footage, read the information and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as this is the Information centre and the staff we're excellent....they know their stuff! Where the best place is to park, how to get there, what to see etc. The Novium itself is excellent, with. The Roman excavations on view and the Tim...More

Thank cfredman2016
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear cfredman2016, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that our staff were able to help you - we are very proud of our team and I will ensure that your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum with children aged 10, 11 and 14 years old. Museum is well laid out and the facilities are very clean. The children enjoyed dressing up in the costumes provided and taking part in the interactive activities in the...More

Thank loobydog
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear loobydog, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit - our interactive activities are a popular feature of our galleries. Thank you also for your kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet Wednesday in the school holidays I should have known better as the museum is free and very child friendly. Good exhibits but will need to visit another time outside of the holidays to appreciate it as this visit was extremely loud and...More

Thank AnthonyandAna
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear AnthonyandAna, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As a family friendly museum, we can experience busy periods during the school holidays, however as a free entry museum you are able to pop back to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an 8yr to see the Tim Peake exhibition. The child became disinterested very quickly. The two interactive items where broken and he's past wanting to dress up and play in a space capsule shaped tent. The displays had interesting elements to it and...More

Thank Wendy S
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Wendy S, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that your child became disinterested quickly. We are aware of the interactives which need maintenance, and are working to get them...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here very late in the afternoon to visit the Tim Peake exhibition. Although it was interesting I was slightly disappointed not to be able to see TV footage of his landing. However, I did find other parts interesting and would hope that it...More

Thank Mudge15
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mudge15, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's pleasing to hear that you found our Tim Peake exhibition to be interesting. His story is certainly an inspirational one and it's an honour to be...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Tim Peake display is lacking in all aspects unless you want to play dress up. Cannot recommend. The other floors lack oomph. Perhaps they should charge an entrance fee so that it could be improved.More

Thank S J
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear S J, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that you felt our Tim Peake display was lacking at your visit. Our dressing up opportunities are a popular feature within...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

See some of the Roman remains under ancient Chichester. The highlight for us was the Tim Peake Gallery (check availability if visiting during weekdays); this tells the story of the local boy and his career as an astronaut. Even as adults, we enjoyed the dressing...More

Thank MrSteveCUK
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MrSteveCUK, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. Our interactive activities encourage engagement from all ages, and it's great to hear that you were able to enjoy the dressing up opportunities! Do share your pictures...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Small museum of the history of Chichester on three floors. Not much to see that we had not seen elsewhere. Good for 30 minutes on a rainy day.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear MeSteveKB, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It is pleasing to hear that you had a good visit, and we hope to welcome you back to The Novium Museum again soon.

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic little museum this is. Taking us on a fascinating journey from Roman Chichester via the Georgian period and ending in a great exhibit showcasing Chichester's own astronaut beautiful exhibits and a balance of hands on to satisfy low attention spans and more...More

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear bartyjy Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated both our interpretations and interactives. We hope to welcome you back to The...More

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