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.

WE ARE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 2 JUNE FOR THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE HOLIDAY

BUT WE ARE OPEN ON SUNDAY 19 JUNE FROM 11AM TO 3PM FOR THE CLASSIC BUS RUNNING DAY
Please see our EVENTS page for more details

 

OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION IS

OFF THE RAILS - THE LINE THAT NEVER WAS

"The full and dramatic story of the Elstree Extension to the Northern Heights
complete with moving models and inside information"

See the model of the Tube line that was nearly built from Edgware to Bushey Heath
Read the story of the line and what became of it after the War

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO OF THE EXHIBITION HERE

NOT SURE WHERE WE ARE? CLICK HERE


THE EXHIBITION WILL RUN UNTIL 20th AUGUST 2022

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PART OF YOUR LOCAL MUSEUM?

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO FOR MORE INFORMATION HERE

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Latest News & Tweets

New Drawings Illuminate The Line That Never Was

Before going up to the Museum on the second floor, make sure you check out the entrance wall in 96 Shenley Road. We have installed a display of 6 panels featuring the original engineers' drawings of the Elstree Extension or The Line That Never Was.

The Elstree Tunnel entrance and the work completed            Typical Engineers' notes

These were created by the engineers to show the condition of the line that had been completed by August 31st 1939 when the work was stopped. ...

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Swipe Right For History

Just installed in the Museum is our new touch-screen display featuring many photos of Borehamwood and Elstree.  Swipe through and see if you can find yourself in the group shots of schools and businesses from the last 60-odd years of life in the area. See the local landmarks that have disppeared or are just hanging on, and events you will remember.  And don't forget our current Exhibition Off The Rails - The Line That Never Was while you're ...

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