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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.

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Here is a picture of an old telephone ... won't need this to contact us....

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.

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? ...

The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 4

Friday 19 January 2018

Day Four of the All Change! Exhibition build - when creating a new exhibition it is useful to be able to hide when the going gets tough :

1. In A Bag :

2. In The Roof :

3. Up A Ladder :

4. Behind A Wall, partially :

5. Behind A Wall, completely :

6. In Plain Sight :

7. Under A Sheet :

8. Only Dave Knows How To Hide! :

,,, to be continued ...

The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 3

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Work Proceeds Apace :

1. How To Hang Wallpaper – Cut to fit :

2. How To Hang Wallpaper – Paste It :

3. How To Hang Wallpaper – Hang It :

4. How To Hang Wallpaper – Admire It :

This Week’s Star Prize For Hiding goes to Dave Armitage for his two successful attempts :

John Working 1 :

John Working 2 :

John working 3 :

... to be continued ...

The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 2

Tuesday 16 January 2018

The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures – Part 2 : Getting Down To The Work :

1. Painting :

2. Measuring :

3. Spirit Levelling :

4. Pointing :

5. Grinning :

6. Pipe Lurking :

7. Hand Warming :

8. Praying :

 ... to be continued ...

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