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Just lovely

The fire engine Museum is a fantastic little gem a real fire engine to climbing with hats you can... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Claudia C
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Great venue

Have not been to this venue for a few years and was surprised by how much it has grown. The... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
FIREMALC
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Hartley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Lots of stuff to see they let you get into a real fire engine and the volunteers are really chatty and can help with any information. We really enjoyed looking around.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank annarose98
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in because of garden centre but not disappointed, good displays and a fire engine to climb over, also an ex Kent firefighter on hand to have a chat with, worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As others have said this is a free museum at the back of a garden centre. Its fairly small, but there's plenty to see and do. There's a Dennis fire engine that the kids can get in and play around with plus a couple of other rooms with lots of interesting things to look at. The man that was looking after it was very helpful and friendly. You can give a donation which we thought it was well worth doing. Incidentally the garden centre that it is attached to is also very good - a garden centre that actually does plants! One of the best we've been to in many years. Both these places deserve to do very well. Well worth a visit even if you're not in the immediate area. We'll certainly go again. (When we went the road said it was closed, but you can access the garden centre and museum.)

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with 2 year old twins and a 6 year old after hearing about it on social media.
This place is amazing and though we were not there long we were really pleased that we went.
The boys got to go in a real fire engine and try hats on and pretend to drive. They loved it. There is also a museum which is fascinating and the men that work there are very knowledgeable. It's a free attraction but you can give a donation if you would like to. I would recommend this for fireman Sam fanatics.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PetaP685
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Took my grandson to see this little museum and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
It's not very big but extremely interesting. The retired fireman running it was very friendly and certainly knew a lot about the Kent Fire Service.
There's an old Dennis Fire Engine outside that the kids can clamber over and some picnic tables. The cafe was shut but we had a snack in the garden center which was very enjoyable.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alan S
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