A regional touring exhibition produced by Epping Forest District Museum and supported by Arts Council England.
From Victorian volunteer fire brigades to today’s dedicated coastguard crews, this exhibition tells the story of the creation and development of the emergency services. Explore the lives of those working on the front line and discover the history of the life-saving services that we depend upon daily.
With a special emphasis on emergency services in the East of England, Response and Rescue includes an audio tour of collected objects and stories from the region. On display, visitors can see the newly-restored Second World War trailer pump, previously stationed at North Weald Aerodrome, the cell door from the nineteenth century Ongar lock up and a pair of stunning watches presented to the RNLI’s most decorated lifeboatman, Henry Blogg. Fun for everyone, this exhibition is packed full of entertaining games and interactives.
From 28 March until 28 July.
- Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 3.30pm
- Saturday - 10am to 4pm
- Sunday – closed
The Time Machine Galleries, the Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow CM20 3DT
Response and Rescue: The Making of the Emergency Services is the second in a series of touring exhibitions produced by Epping Forest District Museum and funded by Arts Council England. Following its stay at The Time Machine Galleries in Harlow, the exhibition will tour the East of England, first visiting the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Norfolk in the summer.