More than 13,750 people visited the museum in August - more than doubling the previous highest monthly attendance of 6,570 visitors in August 2017.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council said: "This summer's LEGO Brick exhibition has been extremely well received and it has been wonderful to see the museum consistently busy and buzzing with excitement. We would like to thank each and every person who supported the museum by visiting this summer."

Stephanie Thorndyke, Museum and TIC (Tourist Information Centre) Manager said: "We strive to be at the heart of our community and are delighted that so many people have enjoyed Bricks Britannia to date. It has been a pleasure to offer an exhibition that combines entertainment and education, providing a creative and accessible approach to British history."

Bricks Britannia is an exciting interactive LEGO Brick exhibition that takes visitors through a journey of iconic moments in British History, from the Stone Age through to the 21st Century.

The exhibition features more than 30 stunning models built by Bright Bricks, the leading company for LEGO Brick creations in the UK, including the show stopping 8m long model of the Flying Scotsman. Using over 150,000 LEGO Bricks and including interactive LEGO Brick and DUPLO play zones.

A series of events organised to run alongside Bricks Britannia included a Brick Pit, enjoyed by over 450 young visitors over the course of 9 days, a sold out adult 'Late Night LEGO Bricks' evening, relaxed early openings and popular Make and Take sessions.

The Make and Take sessions will continue to run on Saturdays until the exhibition closes and daily throughout October half-term. New models are being introduced on 22 September, so now visitors can choose to make a LEGO brick unicorn, robin, train, frog or car while stocks last.

Make and Take sessions cost £6.50 and can be booked online on The Novium Museum's website.

Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks will remain open at The Novium Museum until 31 October 2018. Entry is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Date of release: 17 September 2018

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