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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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OK for toddlers

Tim Peake display is lacking in all aspects unless you want to play dress up. Cannot recommend. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
S J
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Tim Peake Gallery

See some of the Roman remains under ancient Chichester. The highlight for us was the Tim Peake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrSteveCUK
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank S J
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank MeSteveKB
Reviewed 14 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

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

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

Reviewed 6 June 2017

very friendly easy going museum in central Chichester.Amazing 'space travel' exhibition there when we last visited which was amazing,my children loved it and great that it's FREE!More

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

Dear red_curtis_mutha Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. Our award-winning Tim Peake exhibition has been very popular and it's great to hear that your children loved it. We'll be releasing information about a new temporary...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

The novice museum in Chichester is an excellent place to visit and it is FREE! The museum has wonderful ancient roman finds together with all sorts of history about the Chichester area.Also there is a Tim Peak area in the museum which has exhibits of...More

1  Thank Kennypo20
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kennypo20, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's so good to hear that you were able to take in all of our exhibitions and that you found it to be an educational visit. We...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lots to see here and the Tim Peake exhibition is an inspiration. We also enjoyed the Murray and Land Settlement Association sections. Everything in fact from Roman ruins and mosaic floors to Tim Peake cleaning his teeth in space. Do leave a donation though as...More

1  Thank MarmiteLover5
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MarmiteLover5, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. Tim Peake's story is indeed an inspirational one, and it has been an honour to be able to share it with our award-winning exhibition. It's great to...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Great museum, really enjoyed the display on Tim Peake. Keep up the great work. Lift available to disabled people/people with pushchairs.More

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

Dear Forestsamm, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. One of our key objectives is to ensure that the heritage of Chichester District is accessible to everyone - our large, accessible lift and purpose built building...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The building is tucked away down a side street and we thought we'd be in and out in a flash. No. It was an unexpected pleasure; so many interesting facts from Roman times right up to Space exploration. Worth a visit!.More

1  Thank Basil119
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Basil119, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As you discovered, we have three floors full of local history, from Roman Chichester on the ground floor up to Tim Peake's Extraordinary Journey on the second...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We visited, mainly for the Tim Peake exhibition which was interesting, fact filled, and sadly in need of maintenance. Several activities were broken, drawers with activities were empty, and generally it felt unloved. After a short while the background 'music' really drove one nuts, it...More

Thank tealady723
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear tealady723, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our 'rocket lift', but it is disappointing to hear that you did not consider the museum to be up to...More

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