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Keswick Museum reopens after £2m refurbishment

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Image caption The museum was shut for a year during the modernisation project

A Victorian museum in the Lake District which contains exhibits as diverse as a giant cobra skin and Ice Age axes, has reopened after a £2m refit.

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, which was built in 1898, was awarded the money by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It now boasts a new gallery, heating system and shop, as well as improved disabled access.

It also features an exhibition by the Mountain Heritage Trust exploring the impact of WW1 on climbers.

The museum's exhibits also include a 667-year-old cat skeleton.

Allerdale Borough Council contributed £290,000 towards the refit.

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