Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
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Admission is free and visiting times are every Friday (except bank holidays) 10am - 4pm and the first Sunday of every month. For group visits at other times, please contact the Museum at email@example.com or by calling 01706 901 227.
|Sunday, April 7||
Monthly Open Day, featuring the Yelloway Mobile Museum.
Explore this fascinating Museum dedicated to pictures, videos, artefacts and ephemera of the iconic Rochdale coach travel company, which is housed in an original 1960s Yelloway coach.
|Sunday, May 5||
Monthly Open Day, featuring a special exhibition to commemorate 80 years of Rochdale Fire Station.
Opened in 1933, the fire station (alongside the museum) is due for replacement at the end of 2013. Tours of the station hopefully also possible.
|Sunday, June 2||Monthly Open Day. Theme to be confirmed.|
|Sunday, July 7||
Monthly Open Day, aimed especially at our younger visitors.
Our annual Kidz Day is a major event at the Museum, with lots of additional attractions being planned.
|Sunday, August 4||
Monthly Open Day. Theme to be confirmed.
|Sunday, September 1||
Monthly Open Day/joint Rochdale Fire Station Open Day.
With visiting preserved appliances and 21st century fire and rescue equipment side-by-side, the September Joint Open Day is traditionally our largest monthly event.
|Sunday, October 6||Monthly Open Day. Theme to be confirmed.|
|Sunday, November 3||Monthly Open Day. Theme to be confirmed.|
|Sunday, December 1||
Christmas Open Day, including visit by Santa Claus on his fire engine.
Lots to see and do for children.
Every Friday (except bank holidays) and the first Sunday of every month - 10am - 4pm
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 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.
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum
Tel/Fax: 01706 901227 (Answerphone)
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors should access the Museum via the fire station yard entrance in Richard Street.
Please note: Visitors should access the Museum via the fire station yard entrance on Richard Street