Fireground Museum in Rochdale is now officially open. The project has moved the museum, which was previously located in a workshop in the grounds of Rochdale’s old fire station in Maclure Road, into the fire station itself, a 1930s art deco building, which has been fully restored and reconfigured.
The museum’s mission is to ‘explore, preserve and make accessible the history of fire, fire engineering and the fire and rescue services in the Greater Manchester region and, through collections and resources, to further the education and promotion of fire safety in the community’.
It has been a pleasure to work on this project with the volunteers and the final result is well worth a visit.
Our youngest team member certainly enjoyed it!