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Local Brigade History

Greater Manchester Fire Service Brigade Histories

More information on the Brigades throughout Greater Manchester will be coming soon.

WIGAN FIRE BRIGADE

 

Wigan is one of the eight County Borough fire brigades which were amalgamated in 1974 to form the Greater Manchester...

BURY FIRE BRIGADE

Bury is one of the eight County Borough fire brigades which were amalgamated in 1974 to form the Greater Manchester Fire Service...

  • Bury Fire Brigade - c1865
  • The Rock Fire Station built 1967
  • Fire at Apex Bedding Co, February 1960

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.”

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Latest Museum News

After a year away from the Museum, one of our star exhibits - the 1910 Shand Mason steam fire engine "George V," is now back on display and raring to go.... View Full Article

Visitor Reviews

Beautiful little museum packed with facts and firemans poles

Visitor Reviews

Very educational and also a fun visit

Visitor Reviews

Lots of fire engines and things to see and do

Visitor Reviews

Packed with facts and fireman's poles !

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Fab place !

Visitor Reviews

What a lovely little museum this is

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Absolutely amazing