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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....

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 ...


The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 1

Monday 15 January 2018

The Story Of A New Exhibition In Pictures - Part 1 : The Project Is Launched :

1. Get Rid Of The Old :

2. Here Come The New Panels :

3. Up The Stairs :

4. Into The Museum :

5. Do They Fit? :

6. Let's Hope So :

7. Looks Like They Do :

8. Let's Start Painting :

9. Get On With It John :

... to be continued ...


More WIP for our Next Exhibition

Friday 24 November 2017

John proudly shows off his new model as we get down to creating our next great extravaganza : ALL CHANGE! The new exhibition starts in the New Year as we celebrate the coming of the railway to Boreham Wood.  And look at what happened next.


New Exhibition Flyer Roars In!

Friday 17 November 2017


Toys Games & Gadgets Is A Hit!

Monday 4 September 2017

Yes, this is our most successful Exhibition yet!  Visitor figures since we opened the doors onto your favourite toys have been our best ever for the month of August, and many a month before that.  Thanks if you’ve been and played with the toys and games, and if you haven’t there’s still plenty of time yet.  See you soon.


The Return Of Pong

Saturday 12 August 2017

After a few teething troubles with our hands-on game of Pong we are back in business!  Get down to the Museum to play a few rounds of the game and see if you still have those lightning fast reactions.  Bet your kids can beat you!  While there have a go on Simon or play a game or two of Pinball.


Everyone Loves Toys Games & Gadgets

Monday 31 July 2017

Dave Armitage with our Award

Dignitaries & Volunteers play games

Our Award-Winning Museum was open late on Monday night so we could all play games – the Volunteers, and our funders.  Mayor and Mayoress Eric and Evelyn Silver from the Town Council, and the Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Cllr Brenda Batten, were spotted playing the games on our two display tables. Along with a goodly selection of Volunteers who were getting acquainted with the toys and games so they can tell you all about them when you pay a visit.

Got bored kids this summer holidays? Bring them in to play on those old toys you still remember.  Show them how you wasted your time as a teenager!

L to R : Deputy Mayor Cllr Brenda Batten, Dave Armitage, Mayor Eric Silver, Cllr Clive Butchins, Mayoress Evelyn Silver, Cllr Cynthia Barker playing Pong!


Now We Are Playing!

Thursday 20 July 2017

Our stunning new Exhibition, GAMES, GADGETS & TOYS, is now open ready for you to come in and play with the toys from your childhood!  Remember Pong, Game Boy, Simon, and many more.  Waiting for you to play and see how good you were.  And show your kids what you played with at their age! All Ages Allowed!


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