Last year a brand new ‘Fireground’ replaced the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale’s old fire station, but wasn’t officially launched until the weekend. Kids are now able to try their hand at being a firefighter!
There’s fully restored fire engines, historic horse-drawn fire carriages, manual hand-operated pumps, plus an immersive Victorian street scene and a scene from the blitz, complete with lighting and sound effects. Best of all for little ones, there are interactive displays and a mew play area with a fireman’s pole to slide down.
The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. There’s also a café and shop.
Over the Easter holidays there will also be an Easter Trail- I do love a trail! We can’t wait to visit and tell you all about it. There’s also Mega Machines Day on the 25th June plus much more- check out their events page on their website.
The Metrolink stop ‘Rochdale Railway Station’ stops right out the museum, plus the train station is only a few minutes away. There is also a large free car park at the rest of the building (OL11 1DU). I think I’d get the tram, my kids love a tram ride!
Tickets for under-fours are free, with children and concessions £5, adults £7, or family tickets for £20.