Essex Fire Museum Open Days

We have two family open days coming up at the Essex Fire Museum on:

Sunday 17th December 2023 (Christmas open day / Santa’s grotto)

These are free events.

There will be opportunities for families to get involved in history trails around the museum, spot hazards in our fire safety room, partake in craft activities and a sit on our fire engines (and squirt water). People can buy tickets for Santa’s grotto (17th December) on site.

The museum is free entry (but visits are by appointment only…… we are on the site of an operational fire station).

If families are interested, could they please email us at: and tell us the number in their party and the time they would like to arrive (we are open from 10.30am to 4.00pm). This is just because we have to keep the station informed of numbers throughout the day.

Suggested last admissions are 2.30pm. This is just so that people have enough time to experience everything on site.

Our address and contact details are:

Essex Fire Museum
Grays Fire Station,
Hogg Lane,
Grays RM17 5QS

Phone: 01376 576847
Website: Fire Museum (