Community Learning

Vania Ermolly, the Museum's Community Learning Officer, works two days a week liaising with schools on the development and delivery of workshops and educational sessions.  She also works with local community groups offering a variety of talks on the history of the area.

Museum-led workshops, outreach sessions, schools artefact loans boxes and talks are available by appointment.  All of the Museum's community sessions operate on a first come, first served basis so booking is essential.

Educational Resource Boxes

Our educational resource boxes can support work across the curriculum including Local History, Geography, Literacy and Social Skills.  The loan boxes currently available are:

1. The Home Front 1939-1945

2. Change: Now and Then

3. The First World War 1914-1918

4. From Village To Town : A Century of Migration :
Teachers' Curriculum Resource Pack : please click HERE
The DVD of oral histories which accompany this resource pack is available on request.

The contents of the boxes vary but all boxes will contain some of the following:

  • Original or replica artefacts
  • Posters
  • Photographs

ALL CHANGE! Teachers' Information Pack

Please click on the items below for more details :

1. Teacher Resource Pack Cover

2. Pack Introduction

3. Rail Timeline

4. Education Pack Pictures

5. All Change! Brochure

Teachers' Information Pack

Please open these pages to see the facilities we have for your pupils :

1Pack Cover
2. Information Sheet
3. What Is Available For My Class
4. Workshops
5. Helping You Deliver The National Curriculum
6. Curriculum Overview
7. Prominent People

Talks and Presentations

We can offer a range of talks and power-point presentations, including:

  • The Growth of Borehamwood and Elstree
  • Borehamwood Then and Now
  • A Time Traveller's Guide to Borehamwood
  • Armisitice Day

Such presentations can be tailored to suit your requirements.


Talks and presentations: £30

Workshop sessions in the museum: £2 per child (minimum 15 children)

Outreach workshops: £30 morning or afternoon session; £50 all day

Resource Loan Box: £20 per week (maximum 2 weeks)

Vania can be contacted at:

Companion Sites

For presentations on various aspects of the local film and television heritage, contact Elstree Screen Heritage at

Going Down The Village :

Exploring The Museum :

Live Well Farriers Way Jan 2014 :

Teachers' Event February 2017 :