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