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.

VISIT OUR BLOG FOR LOCAL HISTORY STORIES AND OUR OBJECT OF THE WEEK!

FANCY A LOCAL WALK?  TEDDY'S TRAILS NOW ON SALE.

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Object Of The Week : S is for Shopping

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 : S is for Shopping

Carrier bags are contentious these days, outlawed for their plastic content but they also have an evocative quality, reminding us of shops past and present.  The Museum holds a collection of various bags from shops long gone in Borehamwood, ...

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Object Of The Week : R is for Red Lions – Three of them!

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 :
R is for Red Lions – Three of them!

Elstree and Borehamwood has had its fair share of pubs named Red Lion.

The Red Lion Hotel on the crossroads at Elstree was a timber framed building and first mentioned in 1656.  It stood ...

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