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Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

Old Fire Station Maclure Road, Rochdale OL11 1DN, England
+44 1706 341219
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Excellent!

Well worth a visit. We went with kids (8,9&1) and they all enjoyed it. Packed full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
EmilyTunney
via mobile
Lovely Little Place

What a lovely little museum this is, I'd seen it advertised loads of times, but due to the opening... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Danniemumof3
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Droylsden, United Kingdom
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Old Fire Station Maclure Road, Rochdale OL11 1DN, England
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. We went with kids (8,9&1) and they all enjoyed it. Packed full of interesting items, facts and displays and the staff were fantastic with the kids. The cake was also delicious!!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely little museum this is, I'd seen it advertised loads of times, but due to the opening hours have never managed to make it across (every Friday 10 - 4 & First Sunday of a month 10 - 4).....Finally managed to get there...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Been a couple of times with my young son and its always been good. My son got to use the hose pipe which he enjoyed and there were lots of fire engines on show plus lots of other things. The firemen are very nice with...More

Thank Steven S
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Bob B, Manager at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks Steven for taking the time with this kind review. We always try to make the younger visitors welcome. Do come and see us again !

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little museum packed with facts and firemans poles. Knowledgeable staff. Good engines. And I now know what the tower is for.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Paid a visit to the museum with my grandson, very educational and also a fun visit. He enjoyed sitting in the fire engine and had a go with the hose. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter J
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Bob B, Manager at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Peter Thanks for your kind review, we are glad your grandson enjoyed his visit to the Museum, and that you found it educational too, which is what we try to achieve ! Do come and visit us again BOB

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Was really good ,only trouble was went when schools were visiting,so a bit crowded,but still fasinating. Great guy took us round and gave loads of information,even let the little one onto the engines and try hats on.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Got to use the firemans hose, got to spray my mum! Lots of fire engines and things to see and do, place was bigger than i thought it would be

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a normal Friday not an event day, The Muesum is small but really interesting we were shown round by Ron who talked us through the engines and Muesum he was really friendly, he did not rush us answered questions and explained things...More

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Bob B, Manager at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Many thanks for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We are small but are hoping to be bigger and better in the future. I have passed your comments on to Ron. Do come and see us again in June.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

It's not a big museum so don't expect anything to fancy. It is very well supported and presented with a wide selection of exhibits. The catering on offer was good and reasonably priced and the 'shop' had something for most visitors. being on a single...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Visited the museum with a 5, 4 and 3 year old. The staff were very informative and on hand to answer any questions. There was a good range of engines to look at with information boards about each engine. A selection of helmets to try...More

Thank allisonw189
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