Attractions open for visiting:

Pallant House Gallery
Reopen as of Wednesday 5th August - advance booking essential. Information and booking here.

Novium Museum, Chichester
Opening 28 July Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm.  Entrance free but advance booking required. Information and booking here.

West Dean Gardens
Will be reopening to the public on 26 June, and to Friends on 22 June. Pre-booking required. More information and booking:

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Open but visiting by pre-booking only (includes members) More information and booking:

Fishbourne Roman Palace
From October, open only Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am to 4pm. Pre-booking not required but capacity is reduced. Cafe open on a takeaway basis. Sussex Archeological Society which runs the palace has been hit hard by the pandemic and welcomes all support. If you are able to help please visit

Arundel WWT Wetlands Centre
Open from 10 June.  Tickets released each Wednesday at 9am. Find out how to book and what's changed:

Denmans Garden
Open via prior reservation only Thursday - Sunday 10-4pm.  To book please email or ring 01243 278 950.

Uppark (National Trust)
Gardens and parkland open and accessible via pre-booked ticket only. Visit

Petworth House & Park (National Trust) 
Parkland and pleasure grounds open and accessible via pre-booked ticket only. Visit
As of 13th July, house is open for visitors via pre-booked ticket. Safety measures in place.

Chichester Cathedral
Open daily for individual private prayer and welcoming visitors. Changes have been implemented to allow you to visit safely. More information here

Chichester Canal
From 22 August until 30 September two daily cruises run 10.30am and 12.30pm with safety measures in place. Prebooking essential here, the Canal Cafe open for takeaway refreshments.

South Downs Planetarium 
Reopen as of 22 August - prebooking for shows is essential here.

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Opening 3rd August Monday-Friday initially- advance booking essential.

Chawton House 
The gardens will be opening from 4th July, 11am-4.30pm by pre-booked advance ticket only, with numbers restricted to ensure the Gardens are safe for both staff and visitors. To aid with social distancing, entry will be split into morning/afternoon time slots. Discover new walking trails, and pop-up plant fairs. Take-away refreshments will be available.

Butser Ancient Farm
A phased reopening of Butser Ancient Farm is planned from 4th July, initially for limited dates and times and for pre-booked tickets only. At first this is likely to be during weekends and on Thursdays. More details will follow in the next week regarding how to book tickets and the extra safety precautions being put into place.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Open Thursday - Sunday 11am-5pm. Pre-booking required. More information here

RSPB Reserves: Pagham Harbour & Medmerry
Please be aware - Both reserves are open for walkers, and Medmerry for cyclists too. The car park at Pagham Harbour visitor centre is open but the visitor centre remains closed, along with the toilets. Visitors are asked not to use the Church Norton car park, or in fact even enter the small lane which leads to the car park, as this has become extremely busy and distancing has not been easy. 


Chichester City Centre
Many city centre shops have reopened. CHichester BID has put together a directory so you can easily check which businesses have opened their doors - click here

Petworth, Midhurst and Selsey Town Centres
Businesses are reopening and look forward to welcoming you back. Safety measures have been put in place to ensure you can shop safely.

Petworth Antique Market
Reopening 1st July, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat) and 11am-4pm (Sun). 


West Wittering: Please be aware beach car park is open but can ONLY be accessed by season ticket holders and those who pre-book. Please DO NOT travel there without a pre-booked ticket. The parking of vehicles in small residential streets has been dangerous and prevented good access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles. Book using Just Park or follow links from here:

East Wittering, Bracklesham Bay and Selsey beaches are also open, with car parks and public toilets open too. Information on the car parking available is here along with details on using MiPermit.