Essex Fire Museum
  • Essex Fire Museum
  • Essex Fire Museum

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About

The Essex Fire Museum was opened on 14th June 2007 and is housed in the former Auxiliary Fire Services garages at the rear of Grays Fire Station.

Over time the collection has grown considerably and now houses over 1,500 exhibits that embraces events specific to the history of firefighting in Essex, as well as displaying items of a more general fire service nature, including a collection of appliances ranging from hand drawn pumps from the 19th century to more modern apparatus. You can also see the much loved '123 BEV'.

The museum also holds an array of artefacts relating to the wartime activities of the fire service, allowing visitors to gain a unique glimpse of life for the fire service during wartime Britain.

A visit here will provide an excellent insight into the history of the Fire Service as visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the history and stories of the Brigade.

It really is a most fascinating place.

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Guide Prices

Essex Fire Museum is free entry.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Currently closed
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Online booking possible
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: Grays station is 1 mile away.

Essex Fire Museum

Type:Museum

Grays Fire Station, Hogg Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5QS

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Tel+44 (0)1376 576847

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Opening Times

* Essex Fire Museum is open every Tuesday and one Sunday a month (10.00am to 4.00pm). Because we are on the site of an operational fire station, visits must be pre-booked. Please visit our website for booking information or email us directly: museum@essex-fire.gov.uk.

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