The museum will be closed for Christmas between December 17 and January 6. We reopen January 7.

Fire Collection

Our extensive firefighting collection is our most popular, with both children and adults alike. From a victorian horse-drawn Leyton fire engine to a famous Dennis fire engine which featured in many films and TV series including London's Burning, Casualty and The Bill.

The fire collection has been built over many years by one of the museum's volunteers, Frank Mycock, who is an ex-firefighter. The collection contains objects which date back as far as the 1800s to modern-day firefighting. and covers all aspects of firefighting; from fighting fires to bomb disposal in the war.