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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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School holiday visit

On a wet Wednesday in the school holidays I should have known better as the museum is free and very... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
AnthonyandAna
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Mixed Reviews

We took an 8yr to see the Tim Peake exhibition. The child became disinterested very quickly. The... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Wendy S
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

On a wet Wednesday in the school holidays I should have known better as the museum is free and very child friendly. Good exhibits but will need to visit another time outside of the holidays to appreciate it as this visit was extremely loud and...More

Thank AnthonyandAna
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear AnthonyandAna, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As a family friendly museum, we can experience busy periods during the school holidays, however as a free entry museum you are able to pop back to...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We took an 8yr to see the Tim Peake exhibition. The child became disinterested very quickly. The two interactive items where broken and he's past wanting to dress up and play in a space capsule shaped tent. The displays had interesting elements to it and...More

Thank Wendy S
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Wendy S, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that your child became disinterested quickly. We are aware of the interactives which need maintenance, and are working to get them...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We visited here very late in the afternoon to visit the Tim Peake exhibition. Although it was interesting I was slightly disappointed not to be able to see TV footage of his landing. However, I did find other parts interesting and would hope that it...More

Thank Mudge15
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Mudge15, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's pleasing to hear that you found our Tim Peake exhibition to be interesting. His story is certainly an inspirational one and it's an honour to be...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 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.More

Thank S J
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear S J, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that you felt our Tim Peake display was lacking at your visit. Our dressing up opportunities are a popular feature within...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

Thank MrSteveCUK
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear MrSteveCUK, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. Our interactive activities encourage engagement from all ages, and it's great to hear that you were able to enjoy the dressing up opportunities! Do share your pictures...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

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.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear MeSteveKB, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It is pleasing to hear that you had a good visit, and we hope to welcome you back to The Novium Museum again soon.

Reviewed 15 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

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 25 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 28 June 2017

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 28 June 2017

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

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