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Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

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Address: 62, Hill Street | (in the Central Fire Station), Singapore 179367, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6332 2996

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A lovely free gallery.

This is a lovely and free gallery with numerous exhibits relating to the civil defence of Singapore. It's great for a 15-30 minute visit.

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a lovely and free gallery with numerous exhibits relating to the civil defence of Singapore. It's great for a 15-30 minute visit.

Thank TheShis
Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting small museum you can pop in between others and free to boot. I was interested to see the first (wooden) ladders used were made in Manchester.

Thank kuepper
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Free museum Great to pop in and look around Lots of exhibits looking at the civil defence history for Singapore, including a range of fire appliances.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Museum is well maintained and equipped with fire trucks and uniforms of different eras. It managed to create a journey of civil defence in Singapore.

Thank Nurhayati K
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a small and compact gallery, and the exhibits showcase some of the events in the past as well as the older "retired" fire engines and fire-fighting vehicles. You can see that a lot of thought has been put into this place and the exhibits well maintained, and the vehicles are regularly polished and waxed, every Monday I believe.... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a really neat little stop, its free which is great, but it also has a great amount of history. It was interesting reading about Singapore during WWII and such, then upstairs it brings you to todays world and tells you about the fire service. To bad there is no shop. If you plan your visit right Saturdays the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stumbled on this free museum as we were walking to Fort Canning Park, so stopped in and were very surprised by the extent of the exhibits. Very helpful attendants and exhibits were quite good on fire tragedies, WWII experiences, equipment, etc. There was a group of young school age children; I wished something like this had been available to... More 

Thank Europelover2014
Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

I find it really cool that they show respect and gratitude to the hard working people. Fire Fighters / Civil Defense workers are commonly underappreciated. To have a gallery/museum for these people is awesome. It was unique to see the progress in development of their equipment through out history. It takes 30 minutes of your time to go through the... More 

1 Thank James W
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a great place to visit for both adults and children, the retired fire chief on hand to discuss things and answer questions is very Knowledgeable, very nice man that has served his city well, ask him about the dogs and the role they play in major rescues, the central fire station is a beautiful building full of history

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This attraction is located across from the Funan Mall and next to the entrance to Fort Canning Park. We came across this attraction by chance. We had some time to kill and didn't want to hang about outside too long because of the haze. This attraction is free. My husband and I really enjoyed it. It's very informative with hands... More 

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