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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

39 Gisborne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9662 2907
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A very interesting museum

this museum is run by volunteers, who do an amazing job. Every Friday they have demonstrations for... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Vanessa T
Tauranga, New Zealand

It's only a small museum in terms of floor space, but the story it tells is huge. The original... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Historic fire fighting vehicles, on display at the city’s original 1893 fire station, are kept operational in case of emergency.
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39 Gisborne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9662 2907
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

this museum is run by volunteers, who do an amazing job. Every Friday they have demonstrations for local schools and we were priviliged to be able to attend one of these. a fascinating museum that tells the history of Melbournes Fire Services

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It's only a small museum in terms of floor space, but the story it tells is huge. The original Eastern Hill Fire Station museum chronicles the development of fire services in Melbourne & rural Victoria - and does it very well. Historic documents, wonderfully restored...More

Thank PANTHER029
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Melbourne Fire Service Museum of Victoria is a great place to visit. We were there recently as part of our drive around Australia and as mentioned in previous Fire Department related reviews our older brother is a firefighter back in Canada and he wanted...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Apart from the collection of old fire appliances they have a fantastic collection of helmets and insurance broker plaques. There are some interesting uniforms from both Melbourne/country Victoria and overseas. There are also lots of other pieces such as breathing apparatus and various fire extinguishers....More

2  Thank Bonester
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were taken around by a volunteer ex fireman John, very informative. Loved looking at the old vehicles, helmets etc, not to mention the communications systems upstairs. Would've loved to have been able to go into the tower which is off limits as needs to...More

2  Thank Jste011
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It is already a while ago, when we went to the museum in Melbourne. A retired firefighter showed us the whole museum an answered all our questions. It was a very interesting morning and we could just recommend to go there.

3  Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Opens on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. Was there on Wednesdays but it was closed so we came back on Thursday. For the price of $10 Adults and $8 for kids, its worth it. There were plenty of history describing the services and heroics of...More

2  Thank TKW888
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Fire Museum is probably more meaningful if you have a connection to the Fire Services. For the average museum goer, such as me, it wasn't all that exciting. It does have some interesting uniforms, badges and so on, and also a good video from...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Loved visiting this museum, the ex fire fighters are are incredibly knowledgable and passionate. You can spend hours here wondering. Many of the artefacts are very unique like the old sprinkler units which where activated with explosives instead of water. The old fire communications centre...More

1  Thank I1238UHbrucem
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This Museum is only open Thursday,Friday and Sunday and the reason is it is totally run by Volunteers. It looks great but unable to get in because we went on a Wednesday. Just looking around the complex it is a great piece of Melbourne's history....More

Thank Valerie F
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