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Chichester Roman Week

Roman Re-Enactment

Fantastic for Families

Join us in May half term and experience Chichester's award-winning Roman Week!

Led by The Novium Museum and supported by our partners, we've created a diverse programme of events celebrating the rich Roman heritage of Chichester and beyond. Each day of our packed programme promises to bring the fascinating world of the Romans to life. From re-enactments, talks and workshops to guided tours, family activities and crafts, there's something for everyone. 

Chichester Roman Week takes place every May half term and celebrates Chichester's rich Roman heritage with a series of district-wide events designed to engage visitors of all ages.

Originally organised in response to public feedback, Chichester Roman Week is an established highlight of Chichester District's events calendar. Taking place every May half term, the engaging, community focused week-long event offers something for everyone to enjoy, from talks, tours and craft activities to creative workshops, and a large scale re-enactment.

Chichester was first established as Noviomagnus Reginorum, which translates to 'New market of the proud people' after the Roman invasion in AD43. Their legacy can be found across the city, including magnificent features such as the Roman walls surrounding the city and the Roman bathhouse located in The Novium Museum.

This year's Chichester Roman Week will take place from Monday, 27 May - Saturday, 1 June. More information and a full programme of events will added here soon! 

Novio Trail

27 May - 1 June, in Chichester City Centre

Romans in Residence

Sunday, 26 and Monday, 27 May at Butser Ancient Farm

Storytelling with Brutus the Centurion

Monday, 27 May at The Guildhall, Priory Park

Object Handling - The Roman Bath House

Monday, 27 May at The Novium Museum

Mosaic Masterpieces

Tuesday, 28 May at The Novium Museum

Discover Roman Chichester

Tuesday, 28 May. A guided walk from The Novium Museum to Fishbourne Roman Palace

Object Handling - The Roman Army

Tuesday, 28 May at The Novium Museum

Fishbourne Roman Palace: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Tuesday, 28 May at The Novium Museum

Romans at the Museum

Wednesday, 29 May at The Novium Museum

'A Day at the Games' - an evening talk with Alisa Vanlit

Wednesday, 29 May at The Novium Museum

Roman Chariot Making

Thursday, 30 May at The Novium Museum

Roman Bath House Talk

Thursday, 30 May at The Novium Museum