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Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

The Museum tells the story of firefighting, particularly in the Greater Manchester region. The area has played a significant role in the story of fire brigades and fire engineering.

We opened in 1983 as the in-house ”Brigade Museum” of the Greater Manchester Fire Service, following three years work by off-duty members of the service to convert a former workshop building at Rochdale fire station.

What we do

Monthly open days often involve themed special events. No appointment is necessary for ordinary visitors but school parties or other groups are kindly requested to book in advance, even if intending to visit during normal opening hours.

Please note there is normally a maximum group size of 30 persons. Unfortunately the Museum cannot cater for private parties such as birthdays.

Admission to the Museum for ordinary visitors is free, though there is a nominal charge per pupil for educational visits, as these incorporate teaching sessions and the use of additional resources.

Who to contact

01706 341219

Where to go

Venue address
Maclure Road
OL11 1DN

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Fridays 10am to 4pm (except bank holidays).
First Sunday of every month 10am to 4pm (except January).
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