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Dementia friendly

Adult learning at The Novium

We endeavour to provide new opportunities for those people living with Dementia, as well as their carers, to discover more about our collections and the development of Chichester over time by meeting our staff, sharing their stories and getting hands-on with some objects from our collection.

The museum can run specialised Dementia friendly sessions which are led by fully trained staff who have extensive experience in leading activities for people with Dementia.

'The events we attended have been very good and stimulating for my husband. He has enjoyed the opportunity to visit new places, meet new people and try out new ideas'

"I've had a really lovely time; I shall come back again hopefully. We've been made to feel very welcome."

"It's been really nice, nice to be able to touch - it's the best bit!"


Hand on History Tour

A 45 minute informal and interactive tour of the museum. Staff will discuss some of our favourite objects and stories, and provide the opportunity to handle various artefacts.

Price is £4 per person including refreshments.


As well as scheduled sessions at the museum, we can arrange bespoke sessions for care homes, support groups and other groups who are interested in the History of Chichester, the museum's collections, The Guildhall or finding out about the important work museums do.

To book a place or to find out about more about our Hands on History tours or other activities, please call 01243 775888 or e-mail