Sussex

The Novium Roman bath museum opens in Chichester

  • 8 July 2012
  • From the section Sussex
Inside the Novium museum in Chichester
The building sits on a series of piles to protect the Roman remains

A £6m museum containing the remains of a Roman bath house has opened in West Sussex.

The Novium in Tower Street, Chichester, also contains a mosaic from a nearby Roman fort.

The baths were excavated in the 1970s and were then covered by a car park. Archaeologists also found remains of a pub and a school.

The museum sits on a series of piles, so the remains underneath will not be damaged by the building.

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