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Museum of Fire

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Address: 1 Museum Dr, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4731 3000
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Fee: Yes
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Welcome to the Museum of Fire

We are a not for profit, registered charity...

Welcome to the Museum of Fire

We are a not for profit, registered charity and a true community museum.

As Australia's leading Fire Museum & Fire Collectibles Shop with over 30 years experience, we pride ourselves on quality and service. Many of us at the Museum are Firefighters. All profits raised go to educating our families to the dangers of fire and preserving the heritage of the communities bravest.

Group bookings welcome.

You will not be disappointed with your visit, there is something for all the family. Wishing you were a firefighter, enjoying the machinery, showing your respect, reliving past experiences, understanding fire as a friend or foe, visiting with friends or made to visit with the relatives, educating or entertaining the kids, for whatever reason you will enjoy your visit.

There is something for everyone, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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A sobering look at something we should be more aware of.

Easily accessible (under 10 minutes walk from Penrith Railway Station), the museum showcases the history of firefighting in Australia and contains details of many of its famous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible (under 10 minutes walk from Penrith Railway Station), the museum showcases the history of firefighting in Australia and contains details of many of its famous fires. You can walk around on your own (no climbing stairs required) or take a guided tour from the volunteer staff (recommended from both an educational and entertaining standpoint). At times confronting, there... More 

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Thank David S
Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Museum Of Fire is well worth a visit, especially if you have kids because what kid doesn't love a fire truck! There is plenty to see and lot of interactive things for the kids to get into. There are educational displays about the history of the fire brigade and fire history in NSW with all types of historic and... More 

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Thank Jason D
Penrith, Australia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a very interesting place if you are curious about how quickly fire reacts. They have the history of fire fighting in Australia. Very educational.

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Thank hsmith6169
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It costs about $10 per adult to get in. The museum offers an interesting look into fires, how they happen and the history of fire fighting. The burnt out bedroom display creeped me out when I was a child and it is still there to this day and I am no longer creeped out, ha ha.

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Thank dragonsquareeyes
Australia
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434 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

At first he was a bit frustrated by the fact that you can't touch the historic fire engines. It is interesting how much they have changed. They are all indoors and 'protected' by chains. There is a small hands-on area at the end. It has small fire engine rides and fronts of fire engines with seats. He loved putting on... More 

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Thank Planner55
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum with a great range of displays written and artifacts. Makes learning a fun experience for kids. Great place to go with the family or as a school group.

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Thank jm3378
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent for kids fascinated by fire trucks as there are lots of fire trucks on display . But I felt price s not worth and it can be little reduced. No cafe nearby .

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Thank meenakshi b
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Called in when visiting the area in early December. Really well presented museum in a quirky old building too. Some lovely relics and some real history held within these walls. It's a credit to the folk who put it all together

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Thank Richard F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My boy has been waiting for months to beable to come here and you didn't disappoint him...he loved it! Traveling around 500klms was well worth it..thankyou.

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Thank stelgirl
Laura P, Senior Curator at Museum of Fire, responded to this review

Hi Stelgirl. We are so thrilled that your son loved his visit, we loved having you! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. More 

Sydney
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting, fun and factual learning for the kids! They even got to have a spin in an old fashioned fire truck, which even I thought was fun! A must for families during the school holidays!

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Thank 492susie
Laura P, Senior Curator at Museum of Fire, responded to this review

Hi Susie. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit and your ride in the 1960’s fire truck. Hopefully we will see you again next school holidays. More 

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