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Museum of Fire

1 Museum Dr | Railway line and commuter car park on eastern side, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4731 3000
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Unexpected find

Surprising little museum off the freeway. Extraordinarily well maintained, full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellie C
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Impressive and Informative

Being part of the fire family I was impressed by the educational aspect of the beginning of the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Melanie S
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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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1 Museum Dr | Railway line and commuter car park on eastern side, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
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+61 2 4731 3000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising little museum off the freeway. Extraordinarily well maintained, full of interesting history in a well laid out walkthrough. Decent gift shop, kids will love it.

Thank Ellie C
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Being part of the fire family I was impressed by the educational aspect of the beginning of the museum. It was informative and engaging for all ages. The scavenger hunt for the kids was a great value add for the education. The display of apparatus...More

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

the museum is a step back into the past very informative great for the family day out reasonable priced and the children have great memories

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Interactive and hands on displays which are very child friendly. They do have dress up's for the children also and sometimes they provide a fire engine to ride on. All in all a great day out for inspiring fire fighters. Children can learn a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This place has an impressive collection of fire engines progression. The place is small enough to enjoy within 1(or 2) hrs. It is so amazing to see how how the people from the past managed to fight great fires with so little fire engine technology...More

2  Thank Angeles E
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We took our almost 3yr old Grandson here today. We absolutely Loved it.He had so much fun in the kids section as did we interacting with him.All the displays are amazing and so well cared for.So much information and details. Definitely will go agsin

2  Thank jenny335
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Right near the Printing Museum can walk from one to the other, the fire trucks on display is great and staff to tell you about them.

2  Thank Koalaphil
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

For any firefighter, past or present, the museum under the capable leadership of Mark White and the staff, is an excellent place to visit and amongst the best, if not the best, i have visited in the world. The educational sections are extremely well done...More

2  Thank 373RESQ
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went to the museum with a volunteer firefighter from Europe who was fascinated to see all aspects of the history of firefighting in NSW, both volunteer and paid brigades were represented, with lovingly restored trucks and equipment as well as static and audio displays....More

1  Thank OpaMarnie
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been bringing my grandchildren for years - we all love it! All the amazing fire engines lovingly restored by the volunteers put on a massive and comprehensive display from the early days of firefighting. And the kids’ area keeps mine enthralled for hours! Then...More

1  Thank anniewicksmombasa
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