The Norris Museum in St Ives will be reopening with a celebration event this weekend (July 29-30).

Boudicca and bodyguard can be seen at the reopening of the St Ives Museum.Boudicca and bodyguard can be seen at the reopening of the St Ives Museum.

Visitors can enjoy an extensive selection of re-enactments and living history, music and crafts as well as a market which will include demonstrations of traditional crafts.

At 2pm on both days there will also be a celebration parade through St Ives town centre, which will be a showcase of historical heroes banners, which have been designed by children in the town.

The reopening follows a £1.4 million redevelopment that was made possible after the Huntingdonshire's Heritage project received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

"The reopening of the museum marks a momentous milestone for the project," said Hannah Vandridge from the museum.

There will be an opportunity to meet characters from throughout the ages, make a unique re-opening t-shirt with professional artist Ricki Outis, and get crafty with some activities on The Waits.

Robyn Llewellyn, head of HLF East of England, said: "Huntingdonshire's heritage now has a secure future and people of all ages now have the opportunity to share in the stories of their communities. We look forward to celebrating the re-opening"

The Norris Museum is situated in the centre of the town and looks after 30,000 items, from 160-million-year-old Jurassic fossils to beautiful flint tools from the Stone Age, to Roman pottery and figurines to curios of Victorian collectors.

The redevelopment project has seen the addition of a new wing, a larger, more accessible gallery space and improved facilities.

Once re-opened, the museum plans to continue its school learning sessions, family event days, under-fives Rhyme Time sessions, workshops and community clubs.