Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale is full of stories about the fire service. It has several focal points for education visits including:
Schools are welcome to visit the Museum and visits are free. The Museum is quite small so the format for a school visit is a tour given by volunteers who staff the museum, followed by an education session chosen from a menu of activities. Teachers are encouraged to discuss their precise requirements with Museum staff before a visit.
The main themes for education visits for primary schools are:
Admission is free and visiting times are every Friday (except bank holidays) 10am - 4pm and the first Sunday of every month. To arrange an educational visit, please contact the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01706 901 227.
We are happy to accommodate group visits but recommend no more than 25 children or young people per group. Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum is a member of the Association of Independent Museums, and of Fire Heritage Network UK.
The Museum is on the site of Rochdale Fire Station, an operational Fire Station. The Museum is small but packed full of fire engines, uniforms, fire safety equipment, a Blitz tableau and there is even a Victorian Street complete with fire station so it can get quite crowded. Visitor numbers are limited for safety reasons with 25 being the ideal. There is a classroom on site for educational sessions following a tour.