Our Collections

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum has a collection of 1500 objects and 10,000 photographs.

The collection began in 1999 with a few items and photographs preserved for the local community by a handful of volunteers.

Elstree and Borehamwood Mission Statement: to collect, preserve, document, interpret and display evidence of the history of the local area for the interest, enjoyment, understanding and education of the local community and others.

Since 2005 volunteer group Elstree Screen Heritage has been recording, preserving and sharing the unique local legacy of almost 100 years of film and television activity in the studios of Elstree and Borehamwood.

A permanent exhibition in the museum enables visitors to choose from a menu of videos and slide shows. One screen displays examples of the group’s activities; the other screen offers highlights of interviews of film and TV veterans, carried out in “The Elstree Project” by our volunteers and our partners, staff and students from the University of Hertfordshire.