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London Fire Brigade Museum

The London Fire Brigade Museum covers the history of firefighting since 1666 (the date of the Great Fire of London). The museum houses old fire appliances and other equipment. It is also possible to see fire brigade recruits training.

The museum is located in the former home of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, who was Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. It was the London Fire Brigade headquarters until 1937 when King George V opened a new building on the Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • London Fire Brigade Museum
  • 94a Southwark Bridge Rd
  • Southwark
  • London
  • SE1 0EG


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Borough
    • Elephant & Castle
    • Southwark

    National Rail

    • Elephant & Castle

    Bus Numbers

  • 344


Adult £5.00
Child £3.00
Concession £3.00
Group £3.00
Admission notes:Child admission for 15 year olds and under.
Open Hours
Monday 10:30am 16:00pm
Tuesday 10:30am 16:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am 16:00pm
Thursday 10:30am 16:00pm
Friday 10:30am 16:00pm
All museum visits are by pre-booked guided tour.

Contact Details

Phone 020 8555 1200
Website London Fire Brigade Museum
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