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“A free museum”

Kent Firefighting Museum
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Ash
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Owner description: 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"
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
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 a retired Fireman with a lot of practical knowledge and soma amusing stories to tell. Not just for children the adults will enjoy a visit. It’s free but they do appreciate any donations.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank elwick11
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mandy T
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Our children climbed in the fire engine, (all teenagers!!) and looked around the museum. The guide who was there who had travelled some way to take his turn was absolutely charming, informative and gentle with the young people, we were really captivated by the amount of thought that had gone in to this display it is a real gem, and having a fantastic cafe on its doorstep is a great advantage too

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JHollie
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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
Thank michaellux58
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