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Tourist information

Chichester District has so much to offer, whether you are visiting for a day, enjoying a short break or touring the English south coast. The city offers shopping, restaurants, cinema, galleries and a cathedral.

It is home to the internationally-renowned Festival Theatre, relaunched in 2014 following a £22m refurbishment and in 2012, the newly built Chichester District Museum called The Novium opened, situated in Tower Street, a stone's throw from Chichester Cathedral.

In addition, many famous events take place close by, such as racing at Goodwood and polo at Cowdray Park, Midhurst. The city is surrounded by some of Britain's finest beaches, is on the doorstep of the Southdown's National Park and is close to Chichester Harbour, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic market towns of Midhurst and Petworth are also only a short distance away.

Tourist Information Centres

Our qualified Tourism Information Centre staff are happy to answer your queries and can offer visitors and local residents the following services:

  • Accommodation bookings in the Chichester area and further afield.
  • Information on attractions, eating out, theatres, events and exhibitions.
  • A comprehensive range of merchandise, including books, guides, postcards


Tower Street
West Sussex
PO19 1QH
United Kingdom

Web: Tourist Information at The Novium (opens new window)


Tel: 01243 775888

Fax: 01243 776766

Mid-June to mid-September opening times

The Novium - mid-June to mid-September opening times
DayOpening Time
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16.30
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holidays10:00 - 16:00

Mid-September to mid-June opening times

The Novium - mid-September to mid-June opening times
DayOpening Time
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16.30
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holidays10:00 - 16:00
Christmas DayClosed
Boxing DayClosed
New Year's DayClosed


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