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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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

New Home Found

Following several interviews broadcast on BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Lincolnshire the Museum received a generous offer from Richard Walsh of Thurlby Motors to use their empty car showroom located in the village of Thurlby, just outside Alford, Lincolnshire as...

Restoration Continues

A masive thanks to our friends at Scunthorpe Powder Coating who recently completed the shot blasting and Powder Coating of 5 X 25lb Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers. Another local company has reproduced the transfers to complete the restoration of what were very tied...

ITV Calendar report

As part of the ongoing plight to find the museum a new home there has been local media report by ITV Calendar. Follow the link below to see more. https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2020-10-04/search-for-new-home-for-scunthorpe-rare-fire-engine-collection
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