Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Maclure Road, Rochdale, Lancs, 0L11 1DN
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Manchester formed England's first municipal fire service in 1826, whilst the country's earliest motorised fire engine was delivered to Eccles in 1901.
We provide the opportunity to learn about the history of fire and fire brigades from before the start of organized firefighting right to the present day, with the help of our wonderful collection of full-sized fire engines, equipment, uniforms, medals and insignia and images. We are located on the site of a 1930s heritage fire station. Whilst built around the most popular topics such as The Great Fire of London, the Victorians and World War II, the Museum's educational offer is adaptable and can be tailor-made to suit teachers? requirements. We can therefore provide for additional subjects such as science, textiles, art and journalism and teachers are invited to discuss any special requests in advance.
Our aim is for every child to have maximum enjoyment at the Museum whilst learning about the intended topic, as well as safety and life skills. We are completely flexible in subject matter and delivery with long experience of the subject matter and engagement with young people.