Prestigious award for city’s newest museum

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CHICHESTER’S multimillion pound Novium museum has won an award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award was given to Chichester District Council to recognise the building which houses the remains of Chichester’s Roman bath house for the public to see for the first time.

Novium was the only building from West Sussex to win the award.

The museum opened in 2012 and is one of 11 South East winners of the RIBA award, making it eligible to enter the June national finals.

Councillor Myles Cullen, leader of the council, said: ‘The Novium is a stunning building and we are delighted at the recognition it is getting for its design.

‘This award is tremendous news.’

The Novium chronicles the history of Chichester District over the past 500,000 years.