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Response and Rescue exhibition

Response and Rescue exhibition

A new exciting exhibition is opening at the museum to celebrate and say thanks to all the emergency services.

‘Response and Rescue: The Making of the Emergency Services’ is the latest exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum, opening on Saturday 19 September.

The exhibition tells the story of the creation and development of the emergency services and will feature a special section dedicated to the recent work of the emergency services during the pandemic. It will feature information on everything from Victorian volunteer fire brigades to today’s dedicated coastguard crews.

  • Where: Epping Forest District Museum, 39 – 41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL
  • When: Saturday 19 September – Saturday 14 November 2020
  • Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (closed Thursday and Sunday)
  • Entry: Free
  • All ages welcome

Download the exhibition poster

Response and Rescue is part of the museum’s touring exhibition programme and will be on display for the first time at Epping Forest District Museum to celebrate and thank the hard-working emergency services for what they do, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alongside objects on display from the museum collection and information about the history of the emergency services, the exhibition will feature some of the artwork created by residents in the district to thank key workers.

Safety measures

To ensure the safety and comfort of visitors and staff there will be a hand sanitiser station at the entrance and extra cleaning routines in place.

Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing while in the museum.

Museum staff will also be asking visitors to leave their contact details to help with Track and Trace.

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