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 : P is for Phoenix and Paul Welsh

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 : P is for Phoenix and Paul Welsh

In the Museum’s collection is this painting of a Phoenix, which hung in the foyer of Elstree Studios.

The Phoenix rising from the ashes logo was adopted to symbolise the Save Our Studios campaign’s success ...

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Object Of The Week : O is for Offenburg

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 : O is for Offenburg

Offenburg is one of the twin towns with Elstree and Borehamwood, the other being Fontenay-aux-Roses in France.

Offenburg lies east of Strasbourg, near the Rhine Valley and Black Forest. Nice gateaux!  The name is literally translated as ‘Open ...

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