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A TIME Team archaeologist will be the guest of honour at an exclusive preview of a new multi-million pound museum.

Phil Harding, who also appears on Meet the Ancestors and Time Signs, will meet 40 golden ticket holders at The Novium, Chichester District’s new museum.

Among the many fascinating exhibits, which are built around the Roman bath house, will be the Chilgrove Mosaic and the Jupiter Stone, a portion of Roman sculpture base which dates from between the late first and early third century AD.

Councillor Myles Cullen, Chichester District Council’s economy, property, and tourism portfolio holder, said: ‘We are delighted that Phil Harding will be our special guest for the golden ticket event.

‘The museum is now in the final stages of preparation and we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone in.’

This week a specially-commissioned piece of artwork is being fixed to the front windows of the museum, in Tower Street.

The work is on the theme of water and has been uniquely designed to link with the Roman bath house remains.

It will protect the remains and will enhance the visitors’ viewing of the bath house film shown across the remains.

The preview evening on July 7 is invitation-only and the museum opens to the public at 10am on July 8.