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Sleepovers at The Novium

School Sleepovers

Ever wondered what happens in a museum at night? Bring your class for a unique overnight experience that they will never forget. Your sleepover begins after the museum has closed and you will enjoy a special night complete with a torch lit treasure hunt, hands on activities, games and a special bedtime story,  before settling  down to sleep amongst our roman baths and other exhibitions.

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Choose from one of the following themes:

  • Shiver me slumbers
    Discover the story of the famous Hawkhurst smugglers and where they buried their treasure.
  • I came, I saw, I slept
    Spend the night as a member of the Roman Army and build your very own Colosseum.
  • Sleepanova 
    Follow in the footsteps of astronaut Tim Peake. Make your own rocket and build a Space Station.
  • Napping Neanderthals
    Gather your tools for a caveman hunt and solve the Racton Man murder mystery

Sleepovers begin at 7pm and finish at 8am the following morning.


Please contact the learning team on by email or telephone 01243 775888 to check the availability of your desired date.

Group Numbers & Charges

Sleepovers require a minimum of 20 children or the equivalent price. We can sleep a maximum of 40 in the museum. Sleepovers are suitable for children aged 7 - 11 and cost just £25 (+VAT) per child (includes breakfast and print at home invitations). Please note that children must be supervised at all times, we require a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children.


Please eat before arriving at the museum. An evening snack and breakfast will be provided by the museum so please do not bring any food with you.

Goody Bags

Either supply your own or leave it to us - for £3 per child.

Parking Information

Coach and mini-bus drop off is outside the cathedral on West Street, a 3 minute walk from The Novium.
The nearest mini-bus and coach parking is opposite Westgate Leisure Centre on Via Ravenna in the Waitrose car park, a 15 minute walk from The Novium. Please see the Chichester District Council car parks map (Opens in a new window)  for further information.

On street parking is available near the museum which is free between 5.30pm and 9.00am, or the nearest available car park is Northgate.