15 June—16 June 2019

Pyronaut trips

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat, on a trip around the docks that she was built to protect.

Dates for 2019

  • Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 June
  • Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July
  • Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September
  • Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 October

Pyronaut served in Bristol from 1934 until 1973, working particularly hard in the Blitz in 1940-41.

In 1940, Pyronaut was faced with her most challenging fire-fighting period, as the air raids of the Bristol blitz damaged and destroyed countless warehouses, factories, shops and homes around the Floating Harbour. During this time, she was constantly manned and worked through some of the worst raids of the war.

Read more about Pyronaut over on the Working Exhibits section.


More rides on the Working Exhibits