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Open Tues - Fri, 10am - 4.30pm, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm Closed Mon

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Museum admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

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Planning your visit

The Novium Museum is located in the city centre on Tower Street directly opposite the library, a two minute walk from the Cathedral entrance.

The Novium Museum
Tower Street
West Sussex
PO19 1QH
United Kingdom

Tel: 01243 775888

Buses and coaches stop outside Chichester Cathedral on West Street, which is a two minute walk from the museum. It is a 15 minute walk from Chichester's train and bus stations.

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No food, drinks or smoking are permitted on the museum site. Visitors are allowed to use cameras without flash and personal recorders, except in galleries where signs are posted prohibiting their use.

 Standard Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 16:30, Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

We are closed on Monday, with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays 

Open bank holiday Mondays 10:00 - 16:00


The Novium Museum has a lift and is fully accessible for wheel chair users and visitors with disabilities.

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A hearing loop is also available upon request at Reception. Registered guide dogs are permitted in the museum. Baby changing facilities are also available.

Assistance Dogs

We understand that some visitors will require the support of an assistance dog and we are happy to admit appropriately trained assistance dogs.

Dog owners should bring their Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK), Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) identification book and show this to staff on arrival.

Assistance dogs should be supervised and kept under your control throughout your visit, remaining on a lead and be identifiable as working, for instance, wearing the appropriate tabard or harness.

Owing to the nature of our site and taking into consideration other visitors and the collections being exhibited in our museum, if your assistance dog is not registered with ADUK, ADI or IGDF, please contact us ahead of your visit by telephone 01243 775888 or email We'll ask you to provide evidence confirming that your dog has been trained as an assistance dog by a recognised handler.

Due to the nature of our collections on display and for safety reasons, we are only able to welcome trained assistance dogs. No other animals are permitted in the museum.

Tourist Information Centre

Chichester's Tourist Information Centre is situated inside The Novium Museum. Our helpful Front of House staff are happy to answer your queries and can offer visitors and local residents the following services:

  • Information on attractions, eating out, theatres, events and exhibitions
  • The sale of RADAR keys for disabled toilet facilities
  • A comprehensive range of merchandise, including books, guides, postcards and souvenir
  • The tourist information desk is open 5 days a week: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:30, and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00. 


Chichester city centre has numerous car parks, all within walking distance of The Novium Museum.

The nearest pay and display car park, including disabled parking, is St Cyriacs Car Park, PO19 1AJ - less than a 5 minute walk from The Novium Museum.

The car park locations and charges page provides further information: 

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Contact Us

To contact us please call 01243 775888 and select from the options:

  • 1 for the Tourist Information Centre and general enquiries
  • 2 for Weddings & Marketing
  • 3 for Venue Hire
  • 4 for Learning and Community Engagement
  • 5 for Collections enquiries

Alternatively, please email us at

For Box Office enquiries, please call 01243 816525 or email


The Novium Museum,

Tower Street,


PO19 1QH