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Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is situated in the Community Complex in Shenley Road
Our address is:
96 Shenley Road
Tel: 01442 454888
Please see the map below showing our location.
A1M southbound to B5378
The nearest railway station is approx. half a mile away. A 15 minute walk.
There is no car parking on site. Public car parks locally can be found at Furzehill Road, Clarendon Road and the Shopping Park off Theobald Street.
Disabled Parking is available in two disabled bays directly adjacent to the museum. Blue badge holders can also park in any pay and display bay for free with the display of a blue badge. Clarendon Road car park is just opposite and there are bays all along Shenley Road.
To contact the museum prior to arrival:
Phone: 01442 454888 (open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Write to: Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1EB
The Museum is housed on the Second (top) floor of a multi-community use building at 96 Shenley Road. Immediately on entering the building, the floor is tiled, not carpeted. There is a reception desk facing the entrance doors where you can be guided where to go. The lifts are situated in the library on the ground floor and will take you to the Second floor.
The width of the lift door is: 110cms wide x 200cms high
The Second floor is carpeted and there is easy wheelchair access into the Museum and around its exhibits.
Admission is free.
The entrance doors are: 160cms wide x 260cms high
Immediately on entering, you will be greeted by a steward, who can assist with any particular needs.
Seating is provided in the Museum.
The Museum is on one level only.
Lighting is a mixture of low energy fluorescent spotlights but at low brightness to protect the artefacts, also LED spotlights.
The environment is maintained by central environmental system which aims to keep temperature below 23 degrees Celsius and relative humidity below 55%. There is air conditioning throughout the building.
CCTV operates throughout the building.
The displays include a variety of opportunities for accessing information including text panels and listening posts, film, audio, handling / tactile objects, toys and dressing up clothes. In the temporary exhibition area, these items vary according to the subject of the exhibition.
Emergency access is situated at the top of the staircase with an evacuation chair in case of fire.
There are no public toilets on this floor. The nearest accessible toilet is on the ground floor. Reception staff can guide you.
Width of door: 110cms wide x 260cms high
Area of space to manoeuvre wheelchair beside right side handrail to toilet: 120cms
Both handrails fold down.
Height of toilet (floor to seat): 49cms
Height of wash basin (floor to rim): 73cms
Red alarm call cord - Yes
Baby changing facilities are also available in this toilet.
No smoking anywhere in the building.
Music and visual sometimes included in temporary exhibitions.
The museum is entirely run by volunteers.
There is no First Aider on site; however there are First Aiders present within the library and main building.