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Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Museum Events

 

2019 EVENTS 

WEEKLY OPEN DAYS TAKE PLACE EVERY FRIDAY (except Bank Holidays); MONTHLY (SUNDAY) OPEN DAYS ARE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN THE MONTH (except January : see"Visiting the Museum"); "THEMED" OPEN DAY EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY BECOME CONFIRMED - WATCH THIS SPACE 

 

GOOD FRIDAY 19th APR         MUSEUM CLOSED

SUNDAY 5th MAY                      MONTHLY OPEN DAY featuring a FIRE MEMORABILIA SALE - helmets, badges, models, uniform, collectables, something for every enthusiast.  If you would like a stall of your own, please contact the Museum via the                                                          normal contact means (email or telephone) for an application form.

                                                   This event will also feature a special display commemorating the 40th anniversary of the disastrous Woolworth's store fire in Manchester in May 1979 which resulted in the loss of ten lives but also led to the introduction of                                                      safer upholstered furniture

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE                   OUR MAIN SUMMER FAMILY OPEN DAY with something for everyone.   As well as all the usual museum attractions, there will be a funfair, fire engine rides for the smaller ones and lots more.  Not to be missed, this will                                                        be the last big summer open day here before we commence our major refurbishment at Maclure Road and move into the beautiful former Rochdale Fire Station on the same site.

 

 

LOOK OUT ALSO FOR THE MUSEUM'S FIRE APPLIANCES, CREW AND SALES STALLS AT OTHER LOCAL EVENTS IN THE AREA. CONFIRMED ATTENDANCES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED. ATTENDANCES CONFIRMED SO FAR ARE :

 

SATURDAY 11th MAY                 MOSSLEY FIRE STATION 30th ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 25th MAY                 ALL-IN-ONE GARDEN CENTRE, ROCHDALE ROAD, SLATTOCKS, MIDDLETON

SATURDAY 8th JUNE                 BLACKLEY FIRE STATION OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 15th JUNE               AGECROFT FIRE STATION OPEN DAY

THURSDAY 1st AUGUST           999 EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY AT THE TRAFFORD CENTRE

MONDAY 26th AUGUST             IRLAM FIRE STATION OPEN DAY

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

”To explore, preserve and make accessible the history of fire, fire engineering and the fire and rescue services in the Greater Manchester region and, through our collections and resources, to further the education and promotion of fire safety in the community.”

Fund Raising

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Packed with facts and fireman's poles !

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Fab place !

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