Elstree and Borehamwood Museum’s mission is to collect and display evidence of the history of the local area and the object collection is a growing part of fulfilling that mission. We welcome donations but ask that you bear in mind the items have to be from the local area, in good condition and that in the new museum we have no outside storage so are extremely restricted on the size and amount of objects we can accept.
It’s not just the old either; contemporary collecting is a part of our policy for the future. Today’s new is tomorrow’s old.
Please contact the Museum Curator here with any queries.
Elstree and Borehamwood Museum has a collection of 1500 objects and 10,000 photographs.
The collection began in 1999 with a few items and photographs preserved for the local community by a handful of volunteers.
Elstree and Borehamwood Mission Statement: to collect, preserve, document, interpret and display evidence of the history of the local area for the interest, enjoyment, understanding and education of the local community and others.
Also since 2005 the local volunteer group Elstree Screen Heritage has been recording, preserving and sharing the unique local legacy of almost 100 years of film and television activity in the studios of Borehamwood and Elstree. We now have a permanent display case featuring the film memorabilia of film historian and archivist, Paul Welsh.