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Group Visits:Group Visits at Essex Fire Museum

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Essex Fire museum

Essex Fire museum


Grays Fire Station,
Hogg Lane,
RM17 5QS


The Essex Fire Museum gives visitors the opportunity to take a fascinating look at the history of the Fire Service here in Essex. Housing a collection featuring historic fire engines, firefighting equipment, uniforms and photographs. Visitors to the museum will see for themselves how firefighting has changed over the years as the technology has advanced. Collected and curated by former Grays Firefighter Roger Pickett the Essex Fire Museum provides a fascinating look back in to the history of the fire service and the men and women

Coach park: Space for one coach

Drop off: Adjacent to the museum

Driver: Yes

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing


No charge is made for visits though donations are gratefully received.

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Map reference: TQ 611793  Lat: 51.49039 Long: 0.31951

From the A13:

Exit the A13 onto the A1012 towards Grays/A1306; at the next roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A1012; at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Elizabeth Road (A1012); at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Hogg Lane; turn left to stay on Hogg Lane; Grays Fire Station is approximately 100 meters on the right.

The Essex Fire Museum is located round the back of the station, with dedicated parking spaces to the left of the museum and behind the smoke house.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Grays station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system