Contact Us

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Headquarters

146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US


Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call:

0800 555 815

Visitor Information - Admission is FREE

Visiting Times at the Museum

Admission is free and visiting times are every Friday (except bank holidays) 10am - 4pm and the first Sunday of every month.

SUNDAY April 6th    MUSEUM OPEN DAY featuring Special Exhibition "40 Years of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service".

Images, artefacts and fire engines from the first 40 years of our local fire and rescue service

SUNDAY May 4  -  MUSEUM OPEN DAY featuring display of preserved military vehicles

SUNDAY June 1  -  MUSEUM CHILDREN's OPEN DAY.  Our popular "Kidz Day at the Museum" returns, one month earlier for 2014. Lots to see and do for the younger visitor, plus all the usual atttractions

SUNDAY July 6  -  MUSEUM MONTHLY OPEN DAY

SUNDAY August 3 - MUSEUM MONTHLY OPEN DAY

SUNDAY September 7 - MUSEUM OPEN DAY featuring visiting preserved fire appliances from across the region

SUNDAY October 5 - MUSEUM MONTHLY OPEN DAY

SUNDAY November 2 - MUSEUM MONTHLY OPEN DAY

SUNDAY December 7 - MUSEUM CHRISTMAS OPEN DAY.  Many special attractions for families and younger visitors, including a visit by Santa Claus on his fire engine

For group visits at other times, please contact the Museum at museum@manchesterfire.gov.uk or by calling 01706 341 219.

If you wish to visit the museum on a different day, please contact us to arrange an appointment.  We are happy to accommodate group visits but recommend no more than 30 people per group.

Party visits outside these hours are also possible subject to the availability of our volunteer staff, please contact us for details.  Guided tours are normally provided to parties by the volunteers, almost all former firefighters - but staff are always on hand to assist all visitors.

Admission is free and there is some car (and coach) parking available on the premises (but NOT on the monthly open days). The museum is on one level with disabled access to most areas. Light refreshments and a souvenir shop are available inside the museum and there is a small outside display and seating area.

We welcome visits by school or student groups and will always try to meet individual requirements.

We are happy to accommodate group visits but recommend no more than 30 people per group. Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum is a member of the Association of Independent Museums, and of Fire Heritage Network UK.

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Contact Information

Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum
Maclure Road
Rochdale
OL11 1DN

Tel/Fax: 01706 341 219 (Answerphone)
Email: museum@manchesterfire.gov.uk

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Visitors should access the Museum via the fire station yard entrance in Richard Street.

MONTHLY OPEN DAYS (All 10am-4pm - FREE ADMISSION)

Monthly open days are held on the first Sunday of each month at the museum, often with special themes.

Please note: Visitors should access the Museum via the fire station yard entrance on Richard Street

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Last update: 17/03/2014 14:48:30
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