My family and I spent a great day out at the National Emergency Services Museum in West Bar, (the old fire station). I have passed the place many times and assumed it would consist of fire engines, a bit of memorabilia and not much more.
We arrived in a school party at 9.45am and began a guided tour with a very knowledgeable young lady called Chloe.
It really is a brilliant place, covering four floors packed with interesting objects/pictures and loads of information. The children loved it, especially climbing into vehicles and trying on outfits.
The staff were great, one giving an impressive slide down a fireman’s pole.
There is a little cafe which sells hot pies, snacks and drinks and a small gift shop.
The museum receives no funding. I would encourage anyone to go there to support this fascinating place.
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