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Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Museum admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

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Planning your visit

The Novium Museum is located in the city centre on Tower Street directly opposite the library, a two minute walk from the Cathedral entrance.

The Novium Museum
Tower Street
West Sussex
PO19 1QH
United Kingdom

Tel: 01243 775888

Buses and coaches stop outside Chichester Cathedral on West Street, which is a two minute walk from the museum. It is a 15 minute walk from Chichester's train and bus stations.

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No food, drinks or smoking are permitted on the museum site. Visitors are allowed to use cameras without flash and personal recorders, except in galleries where signs are posted prohibiting their use.


 Standard Opening Hours

We are currently open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 16:30 and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 

Open bank holiday Mondays 10:00 - 16:00

We are closed on Sunday and Monday, with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays 


School Holiday Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Bank holidays 10am - 4pm


The Novium Museum has a lift and is fully accessible for wheel chair users and visitors with disabilities.

View our Accessibility guide

A hearing loop is also available upon request at Reception. Registered guide dogs are permitted in the museum. Baby changing facilities are also available.



Chichester city centre has numerous car parks, all within walking distance of The Novium Museum.

The nearest pay and display car park, including disabled parking, is St Cyriacs Car Park, PO19 1AJ - less than a 5 minute walk from The Novium Museum.

The car park locations and charges page provides further information: 

Car park locations and charges


Contact Us

To contact us please call 01243 775888 and select from the options:

  • 1 for the Tourist Information Centre and general enquiries
  • 2 for Weddings & Marketing
  • 3 for Venue Hire
  • 4 for Learning and Community Engagement
  • 5 for Collections enquiries

Alternatively, please email us at

For Box Office enquiries, please call 01243 816525 or email


The Novium Museum,

Tower Street,


PO19 1QH