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Stalham Firehouse Museum

Norfolk's Little Gem

Stalham Pump

Stalham Firehouse Museum is 

This website is dedicated to the memory of our former curator Roy Helms and volunteer Steve Slade

Stalham Firehouse Museum is one of the oldest in the country.  It houses an 1881 horse drawn pump which is leased to us, and a variety of artefacts.

We are tiny, but with a wealth of interest - we are not called Norfolk's Little Gem for nothing.

Visit Cafe Charlotte diagonally opposite for a relaxing coffee and delicious home-made cake or freshly cooked hot food.

  • Take your photograph with a fire helmet

  • Ring the bells

  • Try our on-site quiz

  • Become a "Friend of Stalham Firehouse Museum"

  • Purchase an activity book

  • Sign our visitors' book

  • Purchase Stalham Firehouse Museum's latest book


Did you know that the word curfew originates from the French word "couvre feu" meaning to cover the fire? It was a metal plate pertaining to one of the earliest laws governing fire precautions. It was passed at Oxford by King Alfred in AD 872 which required all fires to be covered at night when a bell was rung. It extended to the whole of England after the Norman Invasion.

Brian Wright, Firefighting Equipment 1989 Published by Shire Publications Ltd.  (Shire 232 Album)

Ray Woolston local historian has written a new book on the history of Stalham Fire Brigade.
On sale in Forrests Newsagents and the Firehouse Museum on opening days



North Norfolk District Council Market Town Initiative

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