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Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Your support is vital in enabling us to fulfil our mission to preserve, promote and share our collection with the world. Every donation makes a difference. If you are able to, please consider supporting The Novium Museum by donating online today. Thank you.

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Please note that our '200 years of Chichester's Canal' exhibition will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, 5 December - Tuesday, 26 December while we host our Santa's Grotto event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

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
Chichester
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 and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 

Open bank holiday Mondays 10:00 - 16:00

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

 

Christmas Opening Hours

  • Sunday, 17 December: 10am - 4pm
  • Monday, 18 December: Closed
  • Tuesday, 19 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday, 20 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday, 21 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday, 22 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday, 23 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday, 24 December: Closed
  • Monday, 25 December: Closed
  • Tuesday, 26 December: Closed 
  • Wednesday, 27 December - Saturday, 30 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday, 31 December: Closed
  • Monday, 1 January: Closed
  • Tuesday, 2 January: 10am - 4.30pm 

 

Access

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 thenovium@chichester.gov.uk. 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.

Parking

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 thenovium@chichester.gov.uk

For Box Office enquiries, please call 01243 816525 or email boxoffice@chichester.gov.uk

 

The Novium Museum,

Tower Street,

Chichester,

PO19 1QH