Old Chichester museum could become flats

A FORMER museum is being put up for sale – with full planning permission to convert it into apartments.

The Chichester District Museum building in Little London and East Row is currently owned by Chichester District Council.

But the council has put the Grade II listed building up for sale with potential for it to become five, two-bedroom apartments in the city centre.

The building was once home to displays ranging from prehistory, geology, archaeology, Roman, Saxon, and medieval Chichester. It ceased to be a museum when the Novium, in Tower Street, opened its doors to the public in July 2012.

Speaking in 2007, then council leader Cllr Myles Cullen said: “You have to pay for culture, and that’s what we are doing here. Chichester deserves a building of quality for the museum, and this is what we are chasing.”

The closing date for offers is Friday, March 7 at midday.