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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

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Lovely building

This grand building is photogenic and a stark contrast to its modern neighbours. Located close to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Melbourne, Australia
a fascinating diversion

Absolutely amazing seeing the variety of exhibits - have walked past many times wondering about the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Sydney, 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.
39 Gisborne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9662 2907
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was a fantastic kids experience. On Fridays at 10.30 the real fire station beside the museum do a demonstration for over 1 hour. Great exhibits from the past and the kids also get to sit in an old firetruck (and have photos taken). Kids...More

5  Thank MM_CD_Smith
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 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

2  Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum that is packed with both historical and modern items from the Fire Services around Australia. Loved the historic Fire Alarm Control room with the towering wooden cabinets.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is located in East Melbourne. It's well worth a visit but be aware as it is staffed by volunteers it has limited opening days & times. Great collection of memorabilia vintage vehicles. The volunteers are retired firemen and can...More

1  Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A stunning building on the outside and full of very interesting things on the inside. So much to see, I could have spent a lot longer in there then what I did. A real surprise.

2  Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Ther was a great Fire of Melbourne? No way - apparenty there were two, a year apart....the things you learn. This is a lovingly maintained museum that allows you to appreciate the skill, commitment and diligence of the firefighters. And really it has all survived...More

3  Thank Maggy S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fire Services Museum of Victoria Inc, 39 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne. There were eight of us in a group for a ‘day in Melbourne’ and, by lunch time, we’d spent the best part of two hours with a fascinating introduction to the history of fire-fighting...More

3  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This grand building is photogenic and a stark contrast to its modern neighbours. Located close to St Patrick's cathedral is worth a stop and if the museum is open pop in. Inside there are keen volunteers to bring the displays to life. Thanks for the...More

2  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit especially if you have a little fireman enthusiast. The displays of fire trucks, fire fighting equipment, fireman outfits, uniforms and medals as well as an old watchman radio room is by far a thorough range of memorabilia and collectibles to walk...More

2  Thank IssyAndFam
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

What started out to be a self guided tour around the museum ended up being a personalised tour around the museum and part of the live fire station next door by one of the volunteers - who was magic. Getting the inside stories of how...More

2  Thank charlottej96
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Another small museum, but with a great group of enthusiastic volunteers. Well worth seeking out. Huge amount of exhibits in here, interesting for all.

2  Thank david B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Absolutely amazing seeing the variety of exhibits - have walked past many times wondering about the distinctive character of the building. Inside though is another story - only a small space but so interesting with the variety of exhibits outlying the history of the fire...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
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