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The principal funder of the new museum is the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has granted £1.6m towards the project. We are now delighted to add to to our list of generous funders the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, who have kindly made a grant of £25,000 to the project.

We are also proud to acknowledge the additional funding awards made by :

  • Garfield Weston Foundation (£35,000)

  • Swire Charitable Trust (£15,000)

  • The Worshipful Company of Firefighters (£15,000)

Without the magnificent support from these funding agencies this project would not be possible.

Our funding partners

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

The Museum is currently trying to raise £100,000 towards the next stage of our major relocation project. Can you help by means of a donation to our Paypal account ? If so, click the DONATE button now. Thank you!

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This is a great little museum

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We had the best time visiting you today !!

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Packed with facts and fireman's poles !

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Fab place !

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What a lovely little museum this is

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Absolutely amazing