Welcome to the Elstree & Borehamwood Museum blog.
This blog is about all those happenings inside and outside the Museum that have caught our attention.
From events and exhibitions, to new discoveries in the collections, to news and views.
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The crew are back in the Museum, trying to beat the deadline of the 23rd, and create a new Exhibition all about the saving of Elstree Studios in the 90s. Makes you wonder why they don’t just get on with it, instead of mucking about!
Celebrating the 150 Years of our local Railway, we have two new competitions for youngsters visiting the Exhibition. This is now closing in two weeks time, so you’d better hurry! With great prizes on offer, under-12s can have a go at the Drawing Competition, while the Quiz is open to all. Also lookout for the competition question panels up and down Shenley Road.
Please come in and grab a form and away you go!
School holidays, so we’ve been playing with the uniforms. Lots of families coming in with very enthusiastic and lovely children. You’re never too old to dress up, or pull the chain to listen to the hooter!!
We got the children's outfits in and unpacked, and found our first willing model who adores trains. Doesn't he make a very good Station Master?
With the arrival of our Railway Costumes, our young visitors are getting into the mood of our current Exhibition, All Change! Even Museum Manager, Dave, is getting his bacon & egg ready for the fire box as the train thunders through Elstree & Boreham Wood!
Things have brightened up in the Museum with lots of new displays and items to take away – for a small price!
As well as the new Museum Clapperboard Key Rings, Shopping Bag and Red Pens that you can see above, we have a new display case by the door. This now shows our small, but beautifully formed, range of 150 St.Pancras memorabilia. Featuring a Mug, Fridge Magnet, Pin and Tote Bag at jolly decent prices compared to that large Station down the line. Grab them now before they become collectors’ items.
We’ve ordered some uniforms for our railway at Families Day, and thought we’d try them out on our visitors! The full bib and braces outfits are due any day now!!
The New Exhibition, All Change!, is off to a flying start! The family in our pictures sum up the enthusiasm of our younger visitors for the station and ‘driving’ the engine. The driver’s cap, we’ve discovered, is the perfect size for a ten year old – now we just need to get a few more for our schools’ visits and for Families Day on June 30th in Meadow Park.
Some more photos from Monday night's Opening Preview :
Last night our new Exhibition, All Change!, was opened officially by Museum Manager Dave Armitage in front of the great and good from Borehamwood : Here are a few shots from the Exhibition itself, and the Grand Opening :