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Discovered beneath a Dover carpark in 1970, the Roman Painted House is one of the best preserved Roman buildings in Britain and stands as a testament to the building skills of the Romans, as well as a window into their way of life. A winner of 4 national awards, including “Museum of the Year “, over 700,000 visitors have passed through its ancient tile and flint walls since its opening but now the building needs a new fascia. Dover Town Council and Kent County Council were only too pleased to help. On Friday 20 November 2015, Cllr Pam Brivio of Kent County Council and Mayor Chris Precious of Dover Town Council handed over a total of £2,700 towards the renovation to Mr. Brian Philps, Trustee of the Roman Painted House Trust. Mr. Philps said, “We are delighted to receive the support of Dover Town Council and Kent County Council councillors who understand the importance of the Roman Painted House to Dover.”