Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Guided Tours

Friendly guided tours are available by one of our expert tour guides, who will share their insights into Essex Fire Service’s fascinating past, hidden gems and interesting artefacts.

On display is a collection of fire appliances, including hand drop pumps, artefacts from World War 2, and a substantial collection of fire service equipment, uniforms and documents. We also hold a large and varied photographic display of fire appliances and local fire history.

Guided Tour Dates

The tours are aimed at adults and older children and consist of a tour of the museum, led by our Collections Officer, Roger Pickett.

Booking is essential as these events are very popular and can be made by calling 01376 576847 or emailing

Spaces are limited to 20 people per tour.

Entry will be free for all.

Each session will last approximately 1½ - 2 hours.

When you book, please tell us your name, address and telephone number, how many people you would like to book for, and whether you have any special requirements regarding access.

We look forward to welcoming you to our museum!


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