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Go behind the surgical mask

Last Modified October 22, 2019
 
Head in to the operating theatre at Holby City with the latest exhibition at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum.

The museum celebrates 20 years of the BBC's medical drama Holby City, which follows the highs and lows of the staff and patients at the hospital.

Holby City has taken over the entire museum, from the hospital reception desk through to the operating theatre with prosthetics, costumes, props, as well as photographs and exclusive clips from behind the scenes.

Dave Armitage, Manager of Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, said: “I am delighted that our museum is helping Holby City celebrate 20 years on screen.

“Our volunteers have worked alongside Holby City to create a fantastic exhibition that lifts the surgical screen and allows you to peak behind the camera!”

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “This is an exciting exhibition, which has been made possible thanks to the dedicated team at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum and BBC's Holby City.

“It is a fascinating look behind the scenes of one of the country’s best loved medical dramas. It’s an interesting, fun and interactive display looking at the last 20 years of Holby City.

"Not only can you see some of the weird and wonderful props, the costumes, but watch clips about what goes in to making Holby City. It's really fun, interactive and free, so pop along for an hour or two this half term.

“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 coming into our operating theatre!" 

Simon Harper, Executive Producer at Holby City, said: "I’m so delighted to see Holby celebrated in this wonderful way, not only as one of the nation’s most beloved dramas but also for the important place the production holds in
the local community, a relationship we cherish. The exhibition is brilliant, informative, witty and fascinating, and I can’t wait for people to see it." 

The free exhibition runs between 26 October and 25 April.

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is open four days a week, Tuesday to Thursday between midday and 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

To find out more visit their website: https://elstree-museum.org.uk/
Posted on Tuesday 22nd October 2019
 

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