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we received 30 days notice to vacate our current premises. we currently still haven’t been able to access funding to pay for a larger premises. We need £150,000 to pay a year’s rent up front for a unit. Alternatively we are looking for a temporary home.

If we are unable to secure either by 15th May 2023 then the Museum will close and go in to storage until we have funding towards the end of the year.

We are supporting 999 workers and young people right now. This will have to stop if we close.

If you can, please donate :

Please share this as much as you can

Please speak to your employers about corporate giving

Please speak to people who may have secure storage or commercial premises.

We have exhausted all funding streams and despite warm words, there is little interest in practical help from local authorities.

Welcome to the Fire Brigade Museum !


We are a Museum situated in the historic Market Town of Romsey on the outskirts of the New Forest in Hampshire.

The objective of the Museum is to preserve the history of the British Fire Service mainly through the collection and preservation of fire engines from all eras, being both a tourist attraction and an interactive educational tool.


The Museum has the vital role of raising money to support 999 workers suffering from mental illness such as PTSD. We will do this by using the museum as a place to come to be supported by people who understand what they are going through. We will use all revenue raised by the Museum's activities to pay for the specific treatment required to help with their conditions to help them get well and back to work. Such treatments are difficult to access quickly if at all without private treatment access.

The Museum will also support young people who suffer from severe confidence issues or mental illness, as they transition from Secondary Education by offering Apprenticeships,Jobs and work experience in an environment where they are safe and supported to gain confidence and thrive amongst people who understand their specific needs. We hope to provide these young people with skills and confidence to progress to the career of their choice. 

Our Museum is housed in temporary industrial units while we work to locate a suitably sized premises for the entire collection. We are working to bring our artefacts out of archive storage to prepare them for a permanent location.


come and visit us at:

Unit B4/B5 Manor Nursery

Stockbridge Road 




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To find out more about the Museum and its objectives, please use the tabs in the bar at the top of this page.

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