Attractions industry news
31 May 2012
July opening for Chichester's new £6.9m Novium museum
Image: The £6.9m Novium museum will open in July
The Novium, a new £6.9m museum developed around the remains of a Roman bath house in the centre of Chichester, West Sussex, is to open its doors to the public on 8 July.
Keith Williams Architects are behind the design of the new attraction, which has been built by Vinci Construction UK and project managed by Robinson Low Francis.
Work on The Novium - named after the city's Roman name of Noviomagnus Regni - started in late 2010 in order to provide a replacement for the former Chichester District Museum.
The attraction has been constructed on piles, rather than foundations, in order to preserve the archaeology below the building. The museum's public galleries are located across three floors.
In addition to the remains of the Roman baths, The Novium will boast the Chilgrove Mosaic; the Jupiter Stone; and a large number of other historic artefacts within its exhibition galleries.
Event Communications worked on the design of the exhibits, with the main fit-out contract awarded to The Hub. Appleyards also worked on the scheme.
Chichester District Council deputy leader Myles Cullen said: "The Novium has already established itself as an iconic building in Chichester and we can't wait to welcome people through its doors."