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Lovely little find

Great little museum with really passionate staff! Little one loved it and we will be... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Jenna L
Kendal, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great fun filled afternoon

Had a great fun afternoon with my nephew's at this museum, located hidden at the back of the garden... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Jon H
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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"more
Woodland Garden Centre Ltd Ash Lane | Ash Lane, Ash TN15 7EG, England
+44 1474 852788
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Great little museum with really passionate staff! Little one loved it and we will be back!! Remember to take a picnic or visit at weekend for the little cafe as the restaurant near wasn’t very welcoming to families but that is not the museums fault!

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Had a great fun afternoon with my nephew's at this museum, located hidden at the back of the garden centre, this museum has a great range of historical firefighter equipment along with a fire engine the children can play in. The museum also has a...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I stumbled across this lovely hidden secret and my two year old just loved it. He loved the fire engines and the shady woodland play area. You can sit inside a real fire engine. It's so perfect for kids. Picnic benches and chairs available. The...More

Thank FamilyBrooker
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Such an interesting little museum, with more recently added vehicles, set in a wooded dell behind the garden centre. The volunteers who man it are keen to chat, and with a safe play area and real fire engine to climb on, it’s ideal for families....More

Thank DartfordLynn
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great free place to go now with a little climbing frame too. Adults can grab a coffee from the cafe and the little ones can pretend to be fireman Sam!

Thank Cjkr
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great little find, for a small Museum full of old and new memorabilia and even the kids found it interesting. You could only spend about an hour but great play area outside including a real fire engine that kids can site in and loved. Small...More

Thank diverdude82
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place was great! It’s very small but free. There were some lovely volunteers there who gave our toddler some colouring sheets and showed us the different fire bells. But really it’s worth it just for climbing on a real life fire engine - what...More

Thank Isobel m
Reviewed 28 January 2018

we actually went to Twig and Spoon to eat but left via the museum and the grandsons loved getting in the fire engines and putting on helmets etc

Thank DianeCLondon
Reviewed 28 October 2017

It is in the grounds of the Woodlands Garden Centre. A very interesting place to visit, not just static displays (there is a lot of firefighting history and epuipment on show) there are 2 older Fire Engines the children can explore. The volunteer guide was...More

Thank elwick11
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Happened upon this during our visit to the garden centre. What a thoroughly great little place. Free to visit and quite educational

Thank Mandy T
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