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Crosby Garrett helmet to go on display in Carlisle

The Crosby Garrett helmet. Credit: ITV Border

An iconic Roman helmet will go on display at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle this weekend.

The Crosby Garrett helmet dates back to the late 1st Century AD, and was discovered in a field near Kirkby Stephen seven years ago, after which it sold for £2.3 million.

It's on display in Carlisle from 8 April until September, and is part of the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, which explores the Roman Empire's links to Cumbria.

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WATCH: bringing Tullie House into the 21st century

Tullie House museum in Carlisle is facing tough times due to financial cutbacks and the possibility of shorter opening times.

It's a difficult time for the museum's new boss to take up his post.

But as Paul Crone discovered, Andrew McKeye is determined to make Tullie House not just a unique place for visitors, but also the people of Carlisle:

WATCH: big plans for Tullie House Museum

Tullie House Museum is putting on a exhibition of some of its rarely seen artefacts.

But as Matthew Taylor finds out, that's just one part of an 'ambitious' expansion plan.

'Ambitious plans' for Tullie House expansion

A new exhibition of previously unseen items is going on display at Tullie House Museum.

Organisers say there are 'ambitious plans' to expand the museum, which is the biggest in the region.

It has a collection of more than a quarter of a million items.

A treasure-trove of unseen items

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Tullie House in Carlisle, the region's biggest museum, is embarking on a big expansion plan.

The museum wants to find more space to exhibit some of its collection, which has more than a quarter of a million items.

Some of its hidden gems are being displayed for the first time in a special exhibition this month.

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Toy soldiers take over Tullie House

Toy Soldiers, Tanks and Transformers are taking over Tullie House in Carlisle.

War Games is the new exhibition developed by the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London. It looks at the role of warfare in children's play from the 1800s to the present day.

The collection is open to the public and runs through until January.

Catherine Howell is the Collections Manager at the V&A Museum:

Dresses inspired by nature take over Tullie House

The exhibition highlights the evolution of fashion Credit: ITV News Border

A fashion exhibition with a difference has made it's nest at Tullie House.

The 17 costumes in the 'Worn to be Wild' exhibition have all inspired by British wildlife.

The costumes are shown along with their animal inspiration Credit: ITV News Border

The touring show by Kate Plumtree combines the natural world with the evolution of period dress.

Each costume has been paired with the animal that inspired it, with the museum providing the displays from their very own Natural History display.

The exhibition will be at Tullie House Museum until Sunday, 12 October.

People of all ages have already been enjoying the exhibition Credit: ITV News Border

The exhibition will be at Tullie House Museum until Sunday, 12 October.

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