A councillor's search for a millionaire who would be willing to fund a new museum continues after the callout was first made ahead of the final weekend of a revelatory Roman dig.

Carlisle City Councillor for Stanwix, Elizabeth Mallinson, said she would like to see a new museum built to showcase the finds uncovered at the site of three Roman bathhouses at Carlisle Cricket Club in Stanwix, Carlisle.

The community archaeological dig, which started on August 31, revealed that the bathhouse that was first discovered in 2017 - now revealed to be one of three on site - had a connection to the Roman imperial court during the reign of Septimus Severus (AD 193 - 211).

Despite it still being "early days", Cllr Mallinson said the search for a millionaire or "very rich entrepreneur" goes on.

She said: "I have had no takers [yet].

"It's early days and there is always somebody who is happy to help.

"I really do feel as though it is an opportunity to make something of Carlisle as they have done at Birdoswald."

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, which worked alongside Wardell Armstrong and the team of community diggers during the excavation, said they will be showcasing some of the finds at an exhibition in Spring 2022.

Cllr Mallinson added: "We are sharing our history with as many people as possible and the enthusiasm from the volunteers was absolutely outstanding.

"I saw some of the school children [at the dig] and their eyes were like saucers. They were lapping it up.

"It's something these children will never forget and I hope it starts a long journey of their love of history and of Carlisle and the area."

On whether there should be an o-site museum, Carlisle Cricket Club Chairman, Mike Rayson, said:"I think it's one for the city. The city has to want it.

"If it does want it, we will have to go along with [that] and I think it would be a good thing for the city itself."

On seeing people getting involved, he added: "It [was a] great sight to see so many people working together for the good of the city.

"It's a lovely sight when you see the joy that they get when they find something that is priceless to the eye."

Mike, who commissioned the first dig in 2017, said he never imagined that future excavations would uncover the secrets that they have.

He said: "Never in 1,800 years would I have imagined the significance of what we were going to find.

"I think the possibilities for the city are exactly what Jorvik did to York."