Welcome to the Museum of RAF Firefighting.


The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of military firefighting with a particular emphasis on the Royal Air Force.

The collection also includes exhibits from the Royal Navy and the Army. The Defence Fire services and MOD contract fire Services.

We cannot tell the story of military firefighting without telling the story of fire fighting in general. The collection therefore has exhibits from civilian fire services both from home and abroad.

It is thought to be the largest collection of fire memorabilia in the country and we believe we have the largest collection of ex military fire engines in the world on display in a single location.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation the decision has been made to temporarily close the Museum to visitors.

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We hope this is a temporary measure. 

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New Home Found!

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Your Museum needs you! Can you help us survive? 


Did you know that you can make a regular contribution to the Museum of RAF Firefighting by setting up a standing order payment direct from your bank account? You can pledge as little as £1.00 a month knowing that every penny we raise will go directly into supporting the museum and its activities. Our account details are as follows:-

Name of Bank: National Westminster

Name of account: Museum of RAF Firefighting

Account Number: 53037545

Sort Code: 60-13-15

Put your name down as the reference and that will allow us to recognise who is actually supporting us.

We are a registered charity (Charity number 1172939) and as such we can claim gift aid back from your donation if you are a UK tax payer. Simply let us have your name and address and we’ll do the rest.

We thank you in anticipation for your support. Without regular financial contributions the Museum will not be able to thrive and continue with its quest to become a nationally recognised visitor attraction specialising in telling the history of the RAF Fire & Rescue Service and Military Firefighting as a whole. This in turn will also help us to become a recognised educational hub that will enhance fire and safety awareness for all. 

Museum of RAF Firefighting, 14 Billet Lane, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9YH

Phone 01522 730198  –  Email enquiry@firemuseum.uk

Serving Personal Answers call

We are always so grateful and slightly humbled when we receive help from serving military personnel. Given that the majority of museum volunteers are ex-service, it is always a pleasure to reconnect with today's Armed Forces Servicemen and Women. 3 RAF Personnel...

J &A Contracting

George and his Friend Jim answered our call for assistance when their company J & A Contracting provided a low-loader free of charge. The team loaded a Royal Navy TACR 1 and the Austin K6 Gas Truck for the move. The winch fitted to the trailer enabled the TACR to...

Harvey Brothers.

Word of mouth certainly worked last week when Tim answered the call for help from fellow lorry drivers to help with the move. Tim, working for Harvey Brothers, safely transported our rare Bedford OY water bowser to Alford. This was a real challenge as the vehicle is a...

Walker Plant.

We are very grateful to Nick from Walker Plant who did a brilliant job for us last week. Given that we have not got room under cover at Alford for all our vehicles, we've had to find alternative storage for some of our more vulnerable vehicles namely our Green...

M-tec Engineering

Jim Moon from M-Tec Engineering kindly offered the use of his plant lorry to help move vehicles. Jim tried to reach the museum on the same day a nasty traffic accident occurred on the A1. This resulted in him being stuck in traffic for nearly six hours which, as his...

Forces News

Museum finds new home. Forces net news article. Follow the link above to see more.   https://www.forces.net/news/raf-firefighting-museum-finds-new-home?fbclid=IwAR0VoaExrrDj24jo6BiDBZ-vkWo-ZpQs-nOEEJ-68w1_7N_qaRXCeDRHjAw
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