An opportunity to try on uniforms and handle fire-fighting equipment will be among the attractions when the only fire-related museum in Hertfordshire hosts an open day this weekend.

The Herts Fire Brigade Museum, in Lower High Street, Watford, will be giving visitors the chance to learn more about the history of fire-fighting from the early days when it open its doors from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday.

The museum boasts an 1896 horse-drawn steam fire pump, a 1937 Leyland pump-escape fire engine that served at St Albans, and a 1942 Dennis trailer pump used during the Second World War.

Watford Observer: There's plenty to enjoy inside the museumThere's plenty to enjoy inside the museum (Image: Herts Fire Brigade Museum)

Early breathing apparatus sets are among the equipment that can be handled, while there is also a large photographic display of Watford Fire Brigade, fires and fire engines, and the Buncefield explosion and fire of 2005, to enjoy.

The museum also has a fire-related library and resource material collection but this is accessible by appointment only.

Visitors should be aware the museum is based at Watford Fire Station, with very limited parking, and no access to the fire station itself.