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Novium free entry from 17th Nov

Novium free entry from 17th Nov

From Monday the 17th of November, entry to the Novium Museum in central Chichester will be free.

Their collections span thousands of years of human history - from Prehistoric stone tools to protest banners from the 1990s. Collections of social history artefacts, archaeology and geology collections catalogue the history of the district and directly connect local people to their ancestors. Hear the big stories about invasion and immigration, as well as individual stories of local heroes and villains!

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Archaeology, History & Culture

Archaeology, History & Culture

The history of the Manhood Peninsula and its settlements is long enough to include Early Man and the Romans. The area has been in active use for millennia and can boast walks and cycling, woods and fields. You can go back even further in time by discovering the fossils of Bracklesham Bay. Find out more about the archaeology and history of the... Read More»

Maritime History

Maritime History

For most of its history, Sussex has been an agricultural county. The Chichester area, with the fertile coastal plain for arable and the Downs for sheep and cattle grazing, has long been one of the richest in agricultural terms. Just as the medieval sea trades were based on wool, Chichester Harbour’s sea trade from the 17th to the early... Read More»

Marl Pits

Marl Pits

The Manhood Peninsula was a source of marl until the late 18th century, and marl found in Selsey was considered some of the best available. Marl has been defined as a pit from which marl, a mixture of clay and carbonate of lime, is excavated. Marl was commonly used as a fertilizer and marl pits were at one time... Read More»