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Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum

Lower High Street | Fire Station, Watford WD17 2AG, England
+44 1923 232297
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A hidden little gem!

Slightly hidden away behind Watford Fire Station, the museum contains a brilliant collection of... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Nigel C
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
unforgettable experience

had a good experience to know basics of fire brigade stuff in detail manners. it was also a fun... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
david b
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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We depict the history of fire-fighting through the ages, with particular emphasis on Hertfordshire. We have two nineteenth-century hand manual fire appliances, a 1896 Shand-Mason horse-drawn steam-powered fire engine, a 1937 Leyland fire appliance which was based at St Albans and a 1942 Dennis trailer pump used during the Second World War. We have uniforms that can be tried on and equipment that can be handled. There is also a large photographic display and resource library. Entry is free, donations welcome as the museum in voluntarily run by ex-fire service officers. Our Open Days are on one Saturday per month (1pm to 4pm), from April to September, dates on Watford Museum website. Please be aware that we are based on an operational fire station with very limited parking.
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Lower High Street | Fire Station, Watford WD17 2AG, England
+44 1923 232297

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Slightly hidden away behind Watford Fire Station, the museum contains a brilliant collection of fire related exhibits, fire appliances, uniforms and photographs. The guys know their stuff and enthusiasm by the bucket load! Remember your camera as plenty to photo, although when I popped in...More

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 16 July 2016

had a good experience to know basics of fire brigade stuff in detail manners. it was also a fun for all of us to spend some time

2  Thank david b
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is only open once a month but well worth a visit. Volunteers are very knowledgable & it has a lot of local information to view.

1  Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 19 March 2016

A to Excellent PLACE to vist it has selection off photographs and other memorabilla off the fie brigade great photos herts brigade in action great vintage machines it Ok to take as many pics as you want

1  Thank alf136
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Excellent selection of old fire tenders, carts, extinguishers and equipment / memorabilia etc. OK to take pics and take your time wandering around

Thank penguin001
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We recently visited watford fire brigade museum when they hosted a fun day. It was great to get up close to vintage fire engines and see old photographs of fire fighters in action. The museum is small but holds lots of history from decades of...More

1  Thank Tulah77
Reviewed 10 September 2015

my borther in law is fireman in hertfordshire and told us about this museum so we took a drive and checked it out, its small but very interesting, the family enjoyed seeing the old engines and hearing all about how fires used to be dealt...More

Thank ukjules59
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Not very big but packed with interesting information. Fascinating to see all the old equipment and learn the history. I took my then three year old son who loves fire engines. He was so excited that he got to sit in one and wear the...More

1  Thank TheHappyDuck
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Not huge, but very interesting. The staff are volunteers or ex firemen and they know their history. Well worth a stop by if you have any kind of interest in fire fighting or history.

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Not vast but everything here is delightful especially, of course, the old engine and equipment. A perfect specialist little museum and a perfect vehicle for highlighting not only the role of the brigade down the decades but also to make people aware of the safety...More

2  Thank HillyCirencester
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18 July 2016|
Response from Annieknig | Reviewed this property |
The museum only opens one Saturday afternoon a month. Only summer months. Their web site will say which Saturday.