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Because, at this time the Museum does not have facilities for readers or researchers to work on the premises, any persons requiring assistance with research projects, including viewing of images or archive material, are advised to contact the Museum in advance.

Museum ResearchIn many cases, research queries can be answered by curatorial staff through a letter, telephone or email, without the need to visit us, but if you specifically wish to view any material we will do our best to accommodate you.

It should be noted that, whilst the Museum holds a wide and varied range of local fire service-related archival material including log books, personnel records, minute books, circulars, journals, technical publications and so on, we are not an official depository : additional, related material can often be found in the collections of the former Greater Manchester County Record Office (now part of Archives+ at the Manchester Central Library) and in the local studies departments of other local libraries in Greater Manchester. Museum staff will, however, be happy to receive all enquiries, and if we do not have the material sought will endeavour to guide researchers to other appropriate sources.

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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