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Elstree and Borehamwood museum need volunteers after Heritage Lottery Funding
From its beginnings as a Roman settlement to becoming the home of some of the most famous studios, the history of Borehamwood is certainly something to celebrate.
So volunteers at the borough’s museum in Drayton Road were delighted to be awarded £98,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help with its relocation.
The museum plans to move to the new Shenley Road community centre, which is currently being built, but will be opened later this year.
Councillor Brenda Batten, portfolio-holder for leisure, culture and health, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
“The money will help the museum volunteers, as well as our partners at the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, create a space to engage, inform and enthuse visitors about the town’s amazing history.”
In total, it will cost £171,000 to develop the space into a modern, professional museum with exhibitions and displays to appeal to visitors of all ages.
Hertsmere Borough Council has already pledged £70,000 and the museum has set aside £6,000 towards the move.
The money will also go towards a two-month long temporary exhibition on Elstree and Borehamwood’s screen heritage in 2014, to celebrate 100 years of the studios.
Volunteers are needed to help with the day-to-day running of the museum, which includes working with the collections, welcoming visitors and fundraising ideas.
For more information, call Ruth Statton on 0208 207 7801 or e-mail email@example.com