The arrival of the Crosby Garret helmet has been described by museum staff as a "dream come true."
The Roman artefact was discovered in Cumbria and is about to go on display in the county for the first time.
Members of the public can see it at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle from Friday, thousands of visitors are expected.
Hannah McNulty reports.
With just two days to go until a rare Roman helmet goes on display in Cumbria, ITV Border has been given a first glimpse.
The Crosby Garrett helmet was found in a field near Penrith and sold at auction to a mystery buyer for more than two million pounds.
It will be on public display at Carlisle's Tullie House Museum for three months from this weekend.
Carlisle is getting its first glimpse of the Crosby Garrett helmet as it arrives back in Cumbria.
The helmet is going on public display at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle from Friday for three months but the media are being given a preview of it this morning.
A Roman helmet found on a farm in Cumbria three years ago will go on display in the county for the first time later this week.
The Crosby Garrett helmet - named after the village where it was found - is going to be shown at Carlisle's Tullie House Museum from Friday.
The third century helmet was found on farmland near Penrith three years ago by a metal detector enthusiast.
It will remain on display until the end of January.
A unique piece of Carlisle's history was accidentally discovered by a scaffolder during essential maintenance of the City's Old Town Hall.
A legal document dating back to 1669 fell out of the rafters during the renovation.
It appears to show a list of debtors in the City.
One of West Cumbria's best known historic buildings could be getting a new lease of life.
Workington Hall was the last place of refuge for Mary Queen of Scots before her imprisonment and execution, and now locals are now moving ahead with plans to see the building restored.
Find the whole story out from Jonny Blair below.
Nearly 500 years ago, towns in the Borders were run by ruthless men who would steal cattle and plunder their neighbours to gain wealth and status.
It was a bloodthirsty but colourful time in the region's history, and this weekend, Hawick will remember the Border Reivers through song and drama.
You can watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
A torchlight procession due to be held tomorrow evening has been cancelled due to wintry weather.
A walk to Roberton has also been cancelled on Sunday.
Other events for the festival, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday, will go ahead as planned.
A festival celebrating and remembering the men that once fought for Border towns takes place this weekend.
The Hawick Reiver Festival is a programme of performances, demonstrations and re-enactments to give local people and visitors a flavour of what the town would have been like nearly 500 years ago.
Among the activities planned, there will be a fancy dress parade, jousting, a medieval market and singing from local schools.
A full programme of events is available here:
A spindle whorl, believed to be medieval, has been found at Philihaugh in Selkirk.
Workers from Scottish Water unearthed what could be remains of an ancient medieval village whilst carrying out water works.
Archaeologists are now working to discover how large the site is and how far the remains date back.