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The Museum's biggest event of the year - our Summer Family Open Day - took place in fine weather on 3rd June. Large crowds flocked to Maclure Road to enjoy the special attractions including funfair, mini fire engine rides. modern fire appliance from Rochdale Fire Station and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service dogs.  Younger visitors enjoyed dressing in firefighter uiniforms, having a go at the fire hose and making sand art pictures. The event was opened by Blackpool's official Town Crier, Barry McQueen. With a hot dog and an ice cream what better way to spend a Sunday in Rochdale ?

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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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 !

Visitor Reviews

Fab place !

Visitor Reviews

What a lovely little museum this is

Visitor Reviews

Absolutely amazing