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June 2018

Award of £1.6m Heritage Lottery Fund major grant


September 2018

Permission to start approved by HLF


November 2018

Procurement process begins to appoint architecture and design team


Early 2019

Work starts on site


Spring 2020

Museum opens

Project timeline

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!

Latest Museum News

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Visitor Reviews

This is a great little museum

Visitor Reviews

We had the best time visiting you today !!

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Packed with facts and fireman's poles !

Visitor Reviews

Fab place !

Visitor Reviews

What a lovely little museum this is

Visitor Reviews

Absolutely amazing