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Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

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"Good things come in small packages..."

This museum may be tiny, but it's crammmed with interesting information on the area. Every few... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
London, United Kingdom

What a great little place to visit, changing themes over the year, to show history of the town and... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
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Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is an independent local history museum which opened its doors in 2000. It evolved out of a community history project with a small collection of objects and photographs. Run entirely by volunteers, the museum has...more
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Borehamwood Library 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood WD6 1EB, England
+44 1442 454888
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

This museum may be tiny, but it's crammmed with interesting information on the area. Every few months the exhibition changes,and it's free! I have yet to see the current one about how the local Film Industry was saved but intend to go soon, every temporary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

What a great little place to visit, changing themes over the year, to show history of the town and area. Needs more space, but always helpful staff to advice you as you look around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed August 13, 2018

wonderful , nostalga,not very big but very informative, the staff are very knowledgable and there are some things you can use and play on.Worth taking children to show them what life was like all those years ago

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank StephenSmith198
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a train museum revelling in train transport since the line opened from Kings Cross and arrived at Borehamwood and Elstree. Interviews with staff who moved out of the city and have manned the local platforms for years. Perfect for an hours enjoyment on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This small museum is a little gem. The current exhibition focuses on the anniversary of the Midland Railway arriving in Elstree, and tells how it was instrumental in bringing film studios to the area. As well as being informative, entertaining and educational, the museum is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

The Elstree and Borehamwood museum is well worth a visit to find out about local history. The expert staff are always friendly and enthusiastic and you will be given a warm welcome. The museum is situated at 96 Shenley Road in the building which they...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Charles K
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A local museum explaining the history of the area before Borehamwood was made to accommodate the overspill of London's population after WW2 and recent migration.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

The Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is a must see attraction in Borehamwood. It charts the history of the area from the days when Borehamwood was a village right up to the present with recent exhibitions about Eastenders and the local BBC and Elsteee Studios. Free...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Charles K
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We spent an interesting half an hour here looking at photos and finding out about the history of Elstree Studios. The staff were very friendly and added their own personal insights.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Been there a few times now, always something really interesting to see about the history of Borehamwood. Tons of photographs, video presentations. They even have specials like 'Eastenders' with props from the show. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
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