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Welcome to the Elstree & Borehamwood Museum blog.

This blog is about a few museum items that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions, to new discoveries in the collections, to news and views.

Any comments and items to go here please contact Simon on info@elstree-museum.org.uk

Here is a picture of an old telephone ...

...you won't need this to contact us....

Natalia And The New Cards!

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Today’s photo shows Natalia, our new work experience student from Hertswood Academy, behind our new card rack.  At last you can see all our various greetings cards and postcards, old and new, in one place for easy browsing.  Alongside you will find our pens, keyrings, bags and other Museum goodies.  Don’t forget to have a browse when visiting our current Exhibition, All Change!


New Displays for our Goodies!

Saturday 17 February 2018

Things have brightened up in the Museum with lots of new displays and items to take away – for a small price!

As well as the new Museum Clapperboard Key Rings, Shopping Bag and Red Pens that you can see above, we have a new display case by the door.  This now shows our small, but beautifully formed, range of 150 St.Pancras memorabilia.  Featuring a Mug, Fridge Magnet, Pin and Tote Bag at jolly decent prices compared to that large Station down the line.  Grab them now before they become collectors’ items.


The Hats Are Here!

Thursday 15 February 2018

We’ve ordered some uniforms for our railway at Families Day, and thought we’d try them out on our visitors! The full bib and braces outfits are due any day now!!


All Change! Steams Ahead!

Friday 2 February 2018

The New Exhibition, All Change!, is off to a flying start! The family in our pictures sum up the enthusiasm of our younger visitors for the station and ‘driving’ the engine. The driver’s cap, we’ve discovered, is the perfect size for a ten year old – now we just need to get a few more for our schools’ visits and for Families Day on June 30th in Meadow Park.


Generous Donation from Tried & Trusted

Thursday 25 January 2018

Our grateful thanks to the magazine Tried & Trusted for their cheque which we received today. We were discussing plans for Families Day on Saturday June 30th, and we are featuring a steam train running in Meadow Park. So the Stationmaster’s outfit needs to be just right!  Children visiting the new Exhibition, All Change!, will also want to look the part as they drive the engine, so that extra bit of cash from the magazine will come in very handy. Thanks for your generousity, and do come in to see the result of your gift.


Volunteer James is recognised for his blood donations

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Borehamwood Times today reports that Museum Volunteer James ‘John’ Woolston has received recognition for achieving over 250 blood and platelet donations, having first donated 44 years ago. And on top of that John has only just finished working on the new Exhibition, All Change!, including building the replica steam train cab.

John was recognised alongside 65 other donors, who have collectively saved and improved the lives of up to 24,000 patients, at an event in Hammersmith, London, on January 12. As John said “I was persuaded to become a blood donor fifty years ago when I joined in with some colleagues who went to donate blood. If you are lucky to be fit and healthy it is a very worthwhile thing to do. It is painless and only takes an hour of your time; you should be proud to be a part of it and to be saving people’s lives.”

Well done, John!


New Exhibition Opening

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Some more photos from Monday night's Opening Preview :


New Exhibition Preview

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Last night our new Exhibition, All Change!, was opened officially by Museum Manager Dave Armitage in front of the great and good from Borehamwood : Here are a few shots from the Exhibition itself, and the Grand Opening :


The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 6

Monday 22 January 2018

Nearly there!

Opens Tomorrow at Midday!


The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 5

Friday 19 January 2018

It's Day 5 and at last the Exhibition objects start to arrive :

1. The Panels :

2. The Headless Station Master :

3. The Ticket Machine :

4. A Lamp :

5. One Of Those :

... will this be continued, or will you have to visit your Museum to find out more? ...


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