FIREGROUND – Greater Manchester’s Firefighting Story 2024

Greater Manchester’s firefighting story is being vividly told in a new museum about to open in Rochdale. FIREGROUND is the new name for the former Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, which has been closed for redevelopment since March 2020. Based in Rochdale’s magnificent, art deco inspired former fire station, the new museum is more than four times the size of its predecessor which has operated in an old workshop building since 1983.


Operator: Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Trust

Address: Maclure Road Rochdale Greater Manchester OL11 1DN

  • Telephone: 01706 341 219
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Thu-Sat 1000-1600. Visit website for more details.


  • By Bus: Buses / trams to Oldham and Manchester pass close by
  • By Rail: Rochdale / 100 yards


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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