Kent Firefighting Museum
Kent Firefighting Museum
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The Aim of the Kent Firefighting Museum Charitable Trust is: "To advance education for the public benefit in the subject of firefighting in Kent, its history and heritage by the establishment and maintenance of a museum and learning resources"
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Bri
Gravesend, UK63 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great experience for kids. Loved the fire truck, my kid loved going on it. Lovely chat with the staff about the history of the museum.
Written 7 November 2021
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Rose R
London, UK8 contributions
Aug 2021
Marvellous collection of historic fire engines, photographs and equipment which tell the fascinating story of Kent Fire Brigade. The museum is manned by lovely retired firefighters who were happy to answer our questions. Picnic area and engines outside for children. Brilliant attraction!
Written 8 August 2021
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medwayref
69 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Decided to visit the Kent Firefighters Museum at Ash in Kent.
It was a cold day in November but sunny - so thought I would discover this "little gem" of a Museum situated at the rear of the very pleasant Woodlands Garden Centre in Ash near to The Brands Hatch Motor Cicuit in picturesque Kent and just a short trip from London.
This Museum is jammed full of historic firefighters memorabilia. It is clean and tidy and has actual old fire engines that children can climb in and explore. Open 10 to 4am most days and with free admission plus a garden centre and restuarant all in the same complex - a worth while day out. !!
Written 13 November 2019
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Yvonne B
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Sept 2019 • Family
We had a lovely morning. He enjoyed climbing on the fire engine and playing on the climbing frame. We were then able to treat ourselves to a fantastic meal in the restaurant
Written 6 October 2019
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Aston
Birchington, UK65 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
My son is 3 and absolutely loved it all- including the museum itself run solely on knowledgable volunteers. We had a lovely lady give us some information about the museum itself and about some of the items within the museum. She was also able to explain things in a way that my son would understand which was greatly appreciated as most people in museums seem to share information to an adult audience only. We happily donated before we left and my son enjoyed playing in the outdoor area in the old fire engine. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re over this way with small children who have an interest in fire engines, or if you’re visiting the garden centre and want to keep the kids happy whilst you’re there!
Written 21 August 2019
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Vicky D
Surrey, UK216 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I took 3 of my young grandchildren here. They had a great time. Cliff one of the volunteers was very helpful and gave us lots of information on the various items used in the past.
Written 2 August 2019
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Julie M
Maidstone, UK9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Excellent! Funny volunteer on reception. Keep it up--perfect area for kids and lovely garden centre-will visit again
Written 20 July 2019
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Josephthomas101010
Leicester, UK105 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
A great little museum displaying the history of Kent firefighters since the 19th century. Tucked away in a small cabin at the back of the garden centre, very friendly curators keep watch over the items. From badges and insignia through to a mock up 1890s fire engine complete with horse drawn pump.
Definitely Italy come and have a look around, its sure to peak anyone's interest.
Written 8 June 2019
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Beryl B
Bromley, UK50 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Adults and children enjoy a visit to the museum. It is staffed by volunteers who are retired firemen and make it very interesting talking about the display. Everything is so well displayed even the toddlers can see the exhibits easily. The kids also love climbing on the old fire engine in the grounds.
Written 15 March 2019
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Claudia C
35 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The fire engine Museum is a fantastic little gem a real fire engine to climbing with hats you can even pretend to drive it little play area climbing frame also Museum and lots of other things to see if you're driving past popping the gentleman working Museum are lovely and most of them are ex fireman and have lots of stories to tell
Written 2 November 2018
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