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Fire Museum

FIRE MUSEUM

The Fire Museum is based in a purpose built building at Watford Fire Station on Lower High Street (behind Tesco's and virtually opposite Watford Museum).

Two ex-fire officers, Roger Middleton and Mike West, look after the following:

  • An 1850s manual hand pump from Barley near Royston

  • A 1960s 50ft steel Merryweather escape, carried on the 1984 Dennis Water Tender Escape fire applicance based at Watford until 1994

  • An 1863 manual hand pump from the Tring Park Estate

  • An 1896 Shand-Mason horse-drawn steam fire pump, ex-London Fire Brigade

  • A 1900s hose cart, on loan from Watford Museum

  • A 1937 Leyland open-bodied pump escape, based at St Albans until the 1960s

  • A 1942 Dennis No.2 trailer pump, from Berkhamstead

  • A Second World War Scammell wheelbarrow pump

There is also a substantial collection of various items of fire service equipment, uniform and documents (old and new), with a large and varied photographic display of fire appliances, fire/incident scenes and local fire history.

We are always on the lookout for Fire Brigade memorabilia that deserves a good home and is perhaps currently gathering dust in a shed or attic.  We can be contacted by email: firemuseum@watfordmuseum.org.uk or by calling at the museum on Open Days.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum Open Day

Saturday 25th May and Saturday 20th July (1pm to 4pm)

Visit the Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum and learn all about firefighting through the ages, complete with historic fire engines and uniforms.


Free entry
 

No booking required
 

Please note that this event will be held at the Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum located at Watford Fire Station, NOT at Watford Museum, and there is no parking available at the Fire Station.

 

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum and Fire Station Open Day

Saturday 7th September (12noon to 3pm)

Visit the Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum and learn all about firefighting through the ages, complete with historic fire engines and uniforms. Watford Fire Station will also be joining with a modern fire engine and demonstrations.


Free entry


No booking required


Please note that this event will be held at the Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum located at Watford Fire Station, NOT at Watford Museum, and there is no parking available at the Fire Station.
 

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