Welcome to Elstree & Borehamwood Museum

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.

ELSTREE & BOREHAMWOOD MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS BY THE RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS,
WE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE MUSEUM FOR THE TIME BEING.
WATCH OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO'S ENJOYED OUR EXHIBITIONS, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SUPPLY ANY ITEMS IN OUR SHOP UNTIL WE RE-OPEN.

VISIT OUR BLOG FOR LOCAL HISTORY STORIES, VOLUNTEER NEWS, AND JOLLY IDEAS TO PASS THE TIME!

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Object Of The Week : H is for Hanson’s and History

Whilst the Museum is closed and our collections unable to be seen by visitors, we have created a weekly virtual museum with an Object of the Week feature from our collections.

Object of the Week is H. It has to be H for Hanson’s

Here is just a selection of the Hanson Shop memorabilia in the Museum’s collection :
Sheet of Sandwich Labels
Hanson’s Executive Luncheon Menu
Christmas Letter from Hanson’s, 1st December 1996 with Menu
Hanson’s Menu Booklet April 2000


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Object Of The Week : G: is for Games

Whilst the Museum is closed and our collections unable to be seen by visitors, we have created a weekly virtual museum with an Object of the Week feature from our collections.

G: is for Games

We must all have played a few board games during this lockdown.  But how many of you have this game in your vintage collection?  Originating from the mid 1930s, this week’s Museum Object is called PM.  It stands for ‘Plus Minus’ but it’s slogan ...

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