The Fire Services Museum of Victoria's purpose and main aim is to collect, preserve, display and interpret items pertaining to the history, concept of fire fighting and fire safety in Victorta.
Open Hours - from 19th May 2022
The Museum itself is normally open to the public as follows:
The Fire Services Museum of Victoria Inc. will not recognise pricing rates other than
a) as advertised at the Museum Entry
b) on current advertising controlled by the Museum.
All pricing at the Museum is subject to change without notice. We have no control over other sites or advertising which may list our pricing incorrectly. When advised of incorrect or old pricing we will contact those concerned.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and as a service to our visitors we endeavour keep our entry prices as low as possible. Admission fees and donations are used to update and maintain the Museum, displays and vehicles/equipment. Tax deductable donations to the Museum can be made here
Located in the former Headquarters Station of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria, was opened in 1979 to provide a home and focus for the history of fire fighting services in Victoria. The Museum includes a collection of over 10,000 fire related items collected both nationally and internationally and including Country Fire Authority, Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Fire Rescue Victoria fire appliances, personnel histories, memorabilia and associated items.
Most of the Museum Personnel are retired fire fighters and can offer a lively story or two about their craft and it's history. The Museum is a not for profit organisation and all personnel are volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please have a look at our membership page
The Fire Services Museum Victoria has two locations. The main Museum Display Area is conveniently located at 39 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne. The Restoration Workshops are located in Newport and are open to the public by appointment.
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Bookings for group tours of the Museum and Newport Workshops can be arranged during and outside normal operating hours by making a booking with the Bookings Officer on (03) 9662 2907 or 0418 129 252. We ask that you try and book at least two – three weeks in advance to ensure we can have museum members available for your group.
The museum and museum vehicles can also be booked for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and promotional events, etc by simply contacting the Bookings Officer on the above details. Please Note: The Museum cannot provide Childrens rides.
The souvenir shop at the Fire Services Museum Victoria stocks a range of fire history related items for children and adults.
A range of mini fire trucks, fire safety CDs, fire hats, tee shirts and other items just for kids. Reproductions of the historical Insurance Marks, fire patches, traditional helmets and other history related items are available for bigger kids !!
Please note, the Museum now has EFTPOS & credit card facilities.
For fire fighting appliance enthusiasts, the Fire Vehicle and Appliance Restoration Workshops are located in Newport. The restoration team (all volunteers) at Newport welcome visitors by arrangement. All vehicles are restored to near as original as possible, bearing in mind that many "unique" modifications where made to vehicles and appliances in Fire Brigade workshops, by Firemen Engineers, as and when required. Volunteers and visitors are welcome.
Phone the Museum for bookings (03) 9662 2907
Photo - Fire Services Museum Collection
The Museum has many photos and some early fire personnel records. Family history enquiries should be directed to the Curator (see details bottom of page), written requests preferred, by post, fax or email. A search fee of $22 inc. gst is requested to help cover costs.
Why not contact the Museum and share the story of your family fire fighter, your local brigade and/or a famous fire station family on our feature webpage, email us at email@example.com
Last Update: Sunday 15th May 2022