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“Firies Forever!”

Northland Firehouse Museum
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
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“Firies Forever!”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We live in the 'orange zone' near a National Park and greatly appreciate the efforts if firefighters in controlling bushfires, We also have a grandson who is just crazy about fire engines and firemen, so this was an absolute "must do" for us!

The museum has good collection of real new Zealand fire appliances, fittings, uniforms and fire fighting miscellania, plus an truly amazing number of model fire engines from around the world. There are literally hundreds of models across a great range of scales, up to ~1:16.

There is no fee for visiting but a donation is appreciated.

We spent over an hour wandering through the exhibits and were free to photograph everything. It was fascinating.

Visited January 2014
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Texas
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213 reviews
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“What a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This little museum was one of the highlights of our entire trip to New Zealand. Actually, it isn't that little. It's amazing what one man has done with his devotion and a lifetime of collecting. Brian Denton and his wife, Lesley, have created exceptional displays of everything firefighting-related from trucks to uniforms & badges to maps to model fire engines, all from around the world. And Brian is a walking encylopedia of knowledge and history! Fascinating to talk to and a priceless guide. We spent an entire afternoon with him ...... all for a donation. It's a little bit off the tourist track, but well worth finding!

Visited November 2011
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“Wow. A tiny building, but a huge display. One mans obsession, don't miss this!”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Even for non-fireys, this is a fantastic museum. Open to all for only a donation, but give a good one as it is a great museum with heaps of displays. The building is deceptive, we just couldn't believe how big the displays were, NZ Firefighters, International Firefighters, half a dozen working trucks. Don't miss this if you are heading down SH1, just north of Okaihau. It is one mans obsession (he is of course in the local volunteer brigade).

Visited January 2012
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