Welcome to The 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.

The area is famous for its film and television history which began in 1914 when Neptune Studios were built; the first studios to occupy the area, which at that time was little more than a rural hamlet amidst farmland. In the past hundred years, Elstree and Borehamwood has been the most successful producer of film and television productions in the UK. This earned the area the reputation of being 'Britain's Hollywood'. You can find out more about the history of film and television in the area and learn more about the studios which produced the iconic films as well as listen to interviews with actors and people who worked behind the scenes.

In the summer of 2014, Elstree Screen Heritage is taking over the entire museum for a special exhibition celebrating 100 years of film and TV in the area. Watch out for more updates!