The Fire Museum is a treasure trove of old fire engines, photographs and uniforms. Laid out as a Victorian street scene, it’s aimed at older children, but never underestimate the appeal of a big red fire engine to a small child. Whilst you aren’t really allowed on the engines, once you get chatting to the very friendly volunteers, they’ll be happy to let you take a closer look. Volunteers from the brigade have restored most of the exhibits and they also run the museum. On the first Sunday of every month, special events for families are held. Parking wise, there is plenty on Richard Street, which is ideal as the entrance to the museum is here and not on Maclure Road.
Every Fri and the first Sun of every month 10am-4pm.
Admission free. No café.
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum,
Maclure Road, Rochdale OL11 1DN
Tel: 01706 901227