The Novium Museum is Chichester's free entry local history museum. Located on Tower Street in the centre of Chichester, The Novium was purpose built to show the remains of a Roman bath house. Set over 3 floors, our exhibitions tell the story of Chichester District over the past 500,000 years. From our Roman Gallery on our ground floor up to our award-winning Tim Peake exhibition on our second floor.
Chichester Tourist Information Centre is based within the Novium Museum, and our qualified Front of House staff are happy to answer your queries and can offer visitors and local residents accomodation bookings, ticket sales, information on the local area as well as a cafe service.
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
There is a ramp at the drop-off point in front of our entrance, but we have been advised by wheelchair users that the kerb can be difficult to navigate, and that space to manoeuvre is tight.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Lift to all floors
Ticket/ information desk
Chichester Box Office Desk
Museum & TIC front desk
Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and top (2nd) floor of the museum.
The door to the accessible toilet on the ground floor is fairly heavy, however the door to the accessible toilet on the 2nd floor is easy to pull open.
Changing tables are located on the ground floor, in both the mens and womens cubicles. The changing tables are large and sturdy, and carry a weight limit of 50lbs.
The Novium Museum Shop
The shop does have a central display, comprising of two 'stair' shaped units joined together in a large 'L' shape. There is an unobstructed route for wheelchair users, and should any merchandise be out of reach a staff member will be happy to assist.
Place to eat and drink
The Novium Cafe
The museum cafe is situated close to the entrance of the museum, and comprises of a group of small round tables each with 3/4 seats. The cafe, overlooking the Roman Bath house, is set within a small space. If this is likely to prevent accessibility for a user, staff can either reserve an accessible table (if booked ahead of the visit), or help by ensuring a clear path on request.
Getting around outside
Customer care support
Should a mobility scooter or battery powered wheelchair need charging, please speak to the staff at the front desk who will be able show you the closest charging point.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Upon activation of the fire alarm, red flashing lights will come on.
We have GEEPs in place for the safe evacuation of disabled visitors, should it be required.
Our fire escapes are fitted with Evac chairs, which all staff are trained in using.
Customer care support