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Last Modified July 11, 2017

Take a nostalgic trip back to electronic toys, games and gadgets from the 1970s onwards with Elstree and Borehamwood Museum’s latest exhibition.

So, if you ever had a Nintendo, Atari, Gameboy, Simon or Megadrive, then this exhibition is for you! 

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: "This exhibition is a really interesting look into technology in the 70s through to today. I think it will take our residents back to their childhood, with a look at the games, gadgets and electronic toys over the past 40 years.

"It's wonderful to see how electronic games and toys have evolved, something I think younger visitors will especially enjoy. I would encourage people to come along to support their local museum."

David Armitage, Elstree and Borehamwood Museum Manager, said: "I think our younger visitors will be surprised by the simplicity of some of our early electronic toys - they will probably find it hard to imagine how basic the graphics were, that many didn't have screens or were, in essence, just a few buttons! It's been a lot of fun putting this exhibition together, so I hope our visitors will enjoy it just as much.

"I would like to thank everyone who has contributed and worked hard helping to create the latest collection."

The new exhibition opens on Tuesday 18 July. The museum is located at 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood and is open midday to 6pm on Tuesday to Thursday, and Saturday between 10am and 3pm. Admission is free. 

To find out more, go to Elstree and Borehamwood Museum website – www.elstree-museum.org.uk – or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ebwmuseum or follow them on Twitter @ebwmuseumherts


Posted on Tuesday 11th July 2017

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