Hertsmere Borough Council

02/06/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/06/2018 09:27

All change at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

It's 'All Change' at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum with the coming of the railways to the town.

The latest exhibition tells the story of how the town has changed since the opening of Elstree and Borehamwood railway station 150 years ago.

The museum has been transformed into a railway station, complete with old-fashioned suitcases, waiting room and even a steam train replicating the sounds and smells of the first trains visiting the town.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: 'The dedicated team at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum have created an exciting and interactive display showing how the town has changed because of the railways.

'I would like to thank all the volunteers for their continued hard-work and enthusiasm for creating such lively and interesting displays. I think young and old won't be able to resist stepping into the steam train and pulling the cord to create the sounds and smells of yesteryears trains!'

The exhibition, celebrating a century and a half of railways, includes filmed interviews with railway staff sharing their memories, relics and artifacts from the days of steam engines and hand-operated signals, to personal mementoes loaned by local residents.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and 'First Impressions', which includes members of Borehamwood Town Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Thameslink and Elstree Screen Heritage, have funded the exhibition.

The free exhibition is open four days a week, Tuesday to Thursday between midday and 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It will run until the 21 July.

To find out more visit their website: www.elstree-museum.org.uk or watch our Youtube film: https://youtu.be/yhEfDkAOMNg

Posted on Tuesday 6th February 2018