The Museum of RAF Fire fighting, Britain’s only museum focusing on all Ministry of Defence (M.O.D) Fire Services, including Naval Air Command Fire Service, Royal Navy, Army, Defence Fire Service, Air Ministry Fire Service and also from Civilian fire brigades worldwide.
The Museum once occupied two sites; one in Kent at the former RAF station, Manston and the main collection at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire (also the current home of the Red Arrows).
In 2014 the collection was merged into one, all housed at RAF Scampton within the famous home of the Dambusters hangar 2 where the Annex houses rooms full of fire fighting related items dating back to Victorian times, a small selection of RAF fire engines are on show within the main hangar, all related to vehicle types that would have served at RAF Scampton over the years, this sits next to the attractions of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre. There is then the Blue Steel hangar which houses the remaining 45 Vehicles.
The museum tells the story of fire fighting from the earliest days to modern times through an ever growing collection of vehicles and artefacts.
Royal Air Force Station
Phone: 01522 730198