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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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Jumbled display

Enjoyed looking at the Roman Baths and the information about them but the rest of the display's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnhp702
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Derby, United Kingdom
So sorry but not for me I'm afraid

Now I enjoy going to museums mainly to see local history/finds/etc. and always like to support... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hatt
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Wales
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Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
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Reviewed 2 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 3 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

2  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

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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!

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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 2 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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Reviewed 9 February 2018

A somewhat bizarre yet wholly enjoyable miscellany of a museum - content ranges from Roman Chichester to the space travels of local hero, Major Tim Peake as well as local history and artefacts. There's a great view of the nearby cathedral from the top floor...More

Thank Swetrat
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The Novium is a free museum near Chichester cathedral which offers a huge variety of his historic artefacts from fab Roman bath to local life through the centuries to a very special exhibition of local hero ,the astronaut Major Tim Peake. All very interactive and...More

Thank Susanne W
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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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