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The Novium
The Novium is a museum that tells the story of the Chichester District over the past 500,000 years
The museum is based in the centre of the historic city of Chichester, which is internationally recognised for its culture. It offers stunning views to Chichester Cathedral and is only a short walk away from other key attractions.

The Novium.

Roman bath house remains.

The Chilgrove Mosaic.

Figurine of the goddess Venus.

  The building
The moment you walk through the glass doors you will be amazed by the space and views provided by the building. There are three floors of objects and history, with access for all. The new public galleries are stacked vertically on three levels.

Roman bath house
One of the special features of the building is that it houses the remains of the Roman baths of the city of Noviomagus Reginorum. The remains of the Roman baths, which date back to the first century AD, dominate the ground floor gallery. These remains were found in the 1970s.

The Chilgrove Mosaic
The museum is also home to the Chilgrove Mosaic, which dates back to the fourth century AD, and was found at one of the two Roman villas discovered in the Chilgrove valley.

The Jupiter Stone
Another key exhibit is the Jupiter Stone. This has also been painstakingly conserved and rebuilt to take a prime position in the museum. It is a portion of a Roman sculpture base dated between the late first and early third century AD, which was dedicated to the God Jupiter. It was found during excavations in West Street, Chichester, in 1934.

Objects and curiosities
The Novium contains about 150,000 artefacts, both on display and in its store. The curiosities case contains strange and unusual things in the museum's collections.

New exhibitions, dynamic events and interactive activities for all ages.

  View of the Cathedral.

Roman bath house.

The Jupiter Stone.

Roman gold coin.

Opening Times
Summer (April-October) 7 days a week (inc Bank Holidays) 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday
Winter (November-March) 5 days a week 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Last admission is half an hour before closing time

Admission Free

The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH   Tel: 01243 775888
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Tourist Information
The Tourist Information Centre is in The Novium
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Opening Times
Summer and Winter 7 days a week (inc Bank Holidays) 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

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