Essex Fire Museum
  • Essex Fire Museum
  • Essex Fire Museum

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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.



  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

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


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

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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:

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