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.
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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.
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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 : L is for Lamps and Lillies
There are many Wartime related items in the Museum’s collection and this week, two objects have been selected connected with this period of history.
The first is a hooded lamp used by ARP wardens during the blackout. The hood prevented ...
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As part of this year's reduced Elstree & Borehamwood Town Festival we present for you a Virtual Literary Event featuring among others Tony McHale (Actor, writer, Producer, Director); Alexander S. Bermange (Composer and Lyricist) and Paul Welsh (Film Historian and Author) as well as members of our own "Writers in the Wood", Lorraine Reed, Rosemary Wiseman and Steven Pemberton. Please click here to see the Event on YouTube....