The Novium Museum
Novium Museum is free to visit, and we are seeking donations to help support the development of exhibitions to continue an inspiring gateway for learning and discovery.
Opened in 2012, the award-winning Novium Museum is built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse in Chichester city centre. The Museum is set over three floors and contains displays telling the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on display and in storage. The Museum stages a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and events. There is an award winning schools programme, including engaging workshops, outreach visits and popular sleepover events. The team has won national awards for the high quality of its exhibitions, education services and facilities. Each year it also organises a popular creative writing competition for schoolchildren. The building is also home to Chichester Tourist Information Centre, a shop, café and Box Office. As well as the main museum building, we also run The Guildhall, situated in the beautiful grounds of Priory Park. During its 700 history, the Grade 1 Listed building has undergone various reincarnations from its origins as a Franciscan Friary, to a venue where politicians were elected. The Guildhall is now licensed for weddings and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.