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Birthday parties

The Novium Museum provides a unique venue for your child's birthday party, complete with a private party room and a selection of themed activities to entertain party guests. Our birthday parties are suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years old and are available on Saturdays from 11am - 1pm, or from 2pm - 4pm.

Included in the costs are: Use of a private function room, all arts and crafts activities, a gift bag to take your creations home in and a dedicated party co-ordinator. Access to the party room is available 30 minutes before the party is due to start.

For more information about booking your birthday party with us, please email thenovium@chichester.gov.uk, or call 01243 775888.


Choose from one of four themes:

Pirates & Smugglers

Step back in time and discover the criminal acts of the notorious 'Hawkhurst Gang'. Follow a map around the museum to retrieve the smuggled goods. Make a treasure chest and take part in an interactive story, deciding on punishments fit for the various crimes. This party is suitable for 5 - 11 year olds.

Ruthless Romans

The Ruthless Romans are back! Guests will be tasked with building an army and creating a shield. The Romans want to retrieve valuable artefacts left in Chichester 2000 years ago, and we will follow the clues around the museum to find them all. This party is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

Mini Artist

Follow clues to find hidden art around the museum, and match the artist to their work. Create your very own masterpiece to take home and choose from a range of art and craft games and challenges. This party is suitable for 5 - 11 year olds.

Mystery Warrior

We will become archaeologists and go on a dig to find Iron Age artefacts, recording our finds and using techniques that archaeologists use. We will explore the Warrior man exhibition in detail and take part in some art and craft activities related to the iron age. This party is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.


Additional information:

We take responsibility for setting up and clearing away afterwards, as well as co-ordinating all activities. You may provide food and drink, including a birthday cake, and we ask that children are accompanied by responsible adults throughout the duration of the party at a ratio of 1:4 fpr 5-8 year olds and a ration of 1:6 for 9-11 year olds.

We want to make sure that all guests have the best time possible, so please let us know in advance of any special requirements or adaptations that may need to be considered in order to accommodate your guests.

Each guest will take home a party bag containing their craft creations and a Novium Museum balloon. You are welcome to bring any other items you may wish to add.