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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre

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Brilliant Museum - worth a trip along the coast

Have driven past this so many times and on a wet sunday as thinking what to do with my boys and by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol I
Paisley, United Kingdom
A chance find

This museum is completely free and has fire equipment of all ages. Old tenders and uniforms. The... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Lynne S
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Wallace Place, Greenock PA15 1JB, Scotland
+44 7789 923449
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have driven past this so many times and on a wet sunday as thinking what to do with my boys and by chance remembered this place and it was open so off we went. What a brilliant place to visit. Lots of engines and for...More

Thank Carol I
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is completely free and has fire equipment of all ages. Old tenders and uniforms. The museum tells the story of the blitz during the war, Wallace the fire dog and the attempt on Glasgow airport. As well as the courage of the firemen....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Everyone loves a step back in time and this is a hidden gem, Staffed by volunteers who are mostly retired firefighters. The collection gives a history through time of the Fire Service. A hands on museum suitable for all the family.

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

When we disembarked we enquired the way to the Museum - Oh it has been closed for a year we were told, but you can visit the old Fire Museum - so off we we went. There are good flat pavements into the town -...More

Thank gingko2
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Terrific collection of fire appliances right back to horsedrawn one. Very informative and friendly staff.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Although this is a small museum, you can spend a while taking in the detail as the exhibits are mostly hands-on. You can open the doors in the fire engine and find out what is stored in each area and kids are welcome to climb...More

Thank PatCrawford
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Really wanted to visit here but sadly closed. Such a shame. Heard so many great things, was visiting for a few days. Anyway keep up the good work

Thank CraigW020373
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A fabulous museum with highly knowledgeable staff, always keen to assist. Delights dating back hundreds of years, showing the history of fire services and highlighting social history through photography, appliances, artefacts and artwork. A must-visit destination!!!

Thank Smilingcustomer
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went on the open door day in Greenock as we had wanted to visit here before but it was never open when we were staying in Greenock. It is an excellent museum and the officers who were on duty that day were really friendly...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Found this fascinating the degree of heroism dedication shown by these brave souls is nothing short of amazing and there's retired officers on hand with their knowledge to share and explain any queries

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Pamela D
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Response from Margaret W | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee!
Sandra R
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't cost anything to get in, I'm pretty sure it was just a Sunday it was open.