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Sleepover At the Novium Museum

Ever wanted to go back in time? Experience a night at The Novium Museum, which houses the ruins of Chichesters traditional bath house. A night full of learning, games and a torch lit treasure hunt – you’ll be sure never to forget this unique experience. With 4 themes to choose from:

  • Shiver Me Slumbers 
Discover the story of the famous Hawkhurst smugglers and where they buried their treasure.
  • I Came, I Saw, I Slept 
Spend the night as a member of the Roman Army and build your very own Colosseum.
  • Sleepanova – 
Follow in the footsteps of astronaut Tim Peake. Make your own rocket and build a Space Station.
  • Napping Neanderthals 
Gather your tools for a caveman hunt and solve the Racton Man murder mystery.
  • There’s plenty to keep your class occupied and an array of options to tie this trip in with your classroom syllabus.
  • Make this trip extra special with a day visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, rock climbing at Fort Purbrook or spotting the Isle of Wight from the top of the Spinnaker Tower.

Number of Nights


Key Stage range


Gatsby Benchmarks

3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

Subject Areas

  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

Price Includes

  • Executive Coach Travel
  • Accommodation at the Novium Museum
  • Ferry Crossings
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • All Attractions Admissions
Example Itinerary

Day 1

15.00 Coach pick up from school & depart for ferry
16.00 Ferry crossing to Southampton or Portsmouth
17.30 Dinner at selected restaurant 
18.30 Coach travel from mainland ferry port to The Novium Museum
19:00 Arrive for Night at the Museum experience followed by sleepover

Day 2

07.00 Breakfast at The Museum
08.00 Load luggage, depart for Ferry Terminal**
09.00 Ferry crossing to return to the Isle of Wight
11.00 Approximate arrival time back at School
  ** Other attractions can be booked prior to returning to the Isle of Wight including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Spinnaker Tower

What are the preferred numbers for this trip, Do you have any required ratios?

We do require a minimum number for this trip of 20 students. The museum requires a ratio of 1 adult : 6 children. They can accommodate up to 40 people including teachers.

Can we do an additional activity on both days of our sleepover?

Absolutely! We can arrange additional activities such as visits to museums like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & Fort Nelson or more adventurous activities like archery at Fort Purbrook and visits to the top of the Spinnaker Tower.

Will we be the only school staying at the museum? Why do we have to leave by 8am?

You will get exclusive access to the museum, meaning you’ll be the only school/ party on site. As the museum is such a popular attraction to the public, we do need to leave by 8am so the volunteer staff can tidy up and open up for their usual operations. The trip doesn’t have to end then, we can always add additional activities in such as visits to Chichester cathedral or a viewing at the Mayflower Theatre.