Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

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Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum
4.5
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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 acquired a large collection of items leading to the production of themed displays, talks, workshops for schools and local community groups and answering a busy enquiry service.
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Patient Man
London, UK79 contributions
This was our first visit and we came to see the exhibition "The Tube Line That Never Was". The museum is very small but one can easily spend an hour or so here. The exhibition was very well presented and informative. We really enjoyed it and look forward to the next exhibition about buses! The member of staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable.
Written June 7, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,828 contributions
I have visited the Elstree & Borehamwood Museum a couple of times when they have had exhibits that interested me. The most recent was an exhibition on the Northern Heights Extension which never actually happened but was planned.

The museum is located in 96 Shenley Road which is the main road through the town centre and close to Elstree Studios. it is on the top floor but there is a lift if you struggle with stairs.

It is not a very big museum but worth checking out for an insight into the local area and the varied history of the area. Make sure you check the opening times for your visit.
Written July 2, 2022
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Andrew J
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This is a small local museum located somewhat obscurely at the top of a building, accessible through a local library. It is staffed by excellent helpful volunteers. It needs better on site publicity, and some sort of signage at street level. Such a sign would enhance the café and activities that take place on the ground floor by enticing more potential customers for them as well.
It is rare that a town hides its museum away like this, almost as if it is embarrassed to have one. So it is to be hoped that the leaders of the local community can boost the status of this lovely museum and promote it as a valuable asset with its location readily visible to visitors from outside.
Written December 4, 2021
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Owenian
London77 contributions
Small, one room local history museum but full of interest. I went specifically to see the display about the unbuilt "northern heights" tube line which was highly engaging. The volunteer staff are very friendly and helpful. Well worth a look but if coming a distance might be better to check the current display to make sure it is something that suits your interests.
Written August 2, 2022
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Stephen S
London, UK55 contributions
Family
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
Written August 13, 2018
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Hategplus c
4 contributions
Solo
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.
Written November 22, 2016
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Keith an Philippa
Bristol, UK13 contributions
Travelled across from Bristol especially to see the exhibition, myself and my daughter love Holby an we were not disappointed the displays were fabulous, the inside information on the show was lovely to read about, my daughter and her boyfriend even got to dress up in scrubs an do a mock operation on the maniquin that was there. Staff were also very helpful an informative they told us where the outside scenes for Holby were filmed so we could have a little look.
Written March 18, 2020
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Hi Keith - Thanks for coming all this way to see our Exhibition! We are so glad you had an enjoyable day. Simon Gee, Museum Volunteer
Written March 19, 2020
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Way2go20
London, UK33 contributions
Family
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 exhibition they've had so far has been well worth a visit. The last (the Railways) was excellent with imaginative displays and interactive exhibits. My visiting Australian grand-children loved it too.
Only open on certain days, inside the library on the 2nd floor, so check opening hours before you go.
Staff are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. You don't have to be a local to enjoy it and find it interesting, so do pop in!
Written December 10, 2018
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LAWRENCE LEWIS
Bushey, UK1 contribution
Solo
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.
Written December 9, 2018
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Alan P
Gateshead, UK28 contributions
Friends
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 blessed with staff/volunteers who offer a warm welcome, and clearly enjoy what they do.
If you're in the area, don't miss it!
Written February 21, 2018
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Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is open:
  • Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM