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.

OUR NEW EXHIBITION

SIX OF THE BEST

SIT AT THE SCHOOL DESK AND WRITE YOUR MEMORIES FOR OUR WEBSITE!
PUSH A BUTTON TO SEE WHERE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL!
CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF IN OUR SCHOOL PHOTOS?
CHECK OUT OUR NEW EXPANDED WEBSITE IF YOUR SCHOOL IS NOT "ONE OF THE BEST"!

"THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE SCHOOLS IN ELSTREE & BOREHAMWOOD"


 

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Latest News

Elstree Confidential

Now back on our shelves after a short absence is Paul Welsh's memories of 50 years of the film studios in Borehamwood and Elstree. Includes many photos of the stars who have worked here, and, of course, his campaign to save Elstree Studios in the late 80s and 90s. An essential read for anyone interested in the film industry and local history!

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The MGM Letters

On #MemoriesMonday we have an intriguing story for you. One of the Most Missed buildings in Borehamwood is the MGM Studios and its famous landmark of a tower. And atop this tower were the letters that could be seen far and wide. We've just received photos of a set of these letters and a really good provenance to prove that they still exist, and didn't get destroyed when the tower was demolished. 


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Bill O'Neill R I P

Bill in the Museum

On #MemoriesMonday we pay tribute to Bill O'Neill who passed away recently at the age of 96. Bill was a great friend to the Museum and we publish his autobiography - still on sale today. Bill was instrumental in setting up our football club Boreham Wood FC - here's a short passage from the tribute on the Club's webpage :

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