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Cambridge rivals London's Natural History Museum after £4m refurbishment

The University of Cambridge Zoology museum has re-opened after five years of renovation work. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Zoology department at Cambridge University has re-opened the doors of its own museum featuring a collection gathered over 200 years.

It follows a £4 million renovation project lasting five years. The institution rivals the Natural History Museum in London for the extent and range of exhibits.

The museum is open to the public for free from the weekend.

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The collection features the skeleton of giant wombat the size of a modern rhinoceros - a creature that walked the earth 60,000 years ago.

The improvement work has cost around £4 million with nearly half of that coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund.