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Dennis Ace fire engine parked outside the Museum of Fire

The Museum of Fire

Step inside the Museum of Fire and you will find yourself immersed in the intriguing world of fire and firefighting.

OPENING HOURS

9:30am-4:30pm

7 days a week

Closed 26 June for stocktake

Open 9:30am - 3:00pm 24 July

Closed Christmas Day

 

WHERE TO FIND US

1 Museum Drive

Penrith NSW 2750

Australia

(02) 4731 6468

0459 893 925

Fire engine rides run every Tuesday and Friday* $3.50 each

*Subject to driver availability. Give us a call on (02) 4731 6468 to confirm

Next scheduled fire engine rides

10am - 2pm Saturday 22 June

What's On

  • The Longest Serving Regional Brigades in NSW
    The Longest Serving Regional Brigades in NSW
    Sat, 13 Apr
    13 Apr 2024, 9:30 am
    13 Apr 2024, 9:30 am
    To celebrate 140 Years of Fire and Rescue NSW come and see an exhibition about the five longest serving regional brigades in NSW!
  • Sensory friendly session
    Sensory friendly session
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 27 June
    27 June 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    27 June 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Visit the Museum on Thursday between 1pm - 4:30pm for a Sensory Friendly Session! No booking required.
  • Winter Family Day
    Winter Family Day
    Sun, 14 July
    14 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    14 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Winter family day is back for the July school holidays!

Visit

A family explores the vintage fire engines on display inside the Museum of Fire

From fire safety displays to fire engines and kid's interactive areas the Museum of Fire has something for all ages! Open 9:30am - 4:30pm daily, plan your visit and discover the fiery exhibitions and displays.

No unauthorised drone use

Drones cannot be flown on the Museum of Fire grounds without prior approval. For more information about approval visit our Public Use of Drones document.

No smoking

The Museum is a non-smoking facility (this includes vaping). We kindly ask that you do not smoke on the property.

Getting here

Getting here by car

From the M4 Motorway, take the Mulgoa Road exit towards Penrith. Continue to drive down Mulgoa Road. The Museum entrance is located 1 km north of the Panthers Entertainment Centre on the right-hand side of the road after the railway underpass bridge. The entrance can easily be identified by a 1940s Dennis fire engine that is raised 4 metres off the ground.

Vintage fire engine on a pole with "Museum of Fire" written on it
Museum of Fire volunteers standing infront of heritage fire engines on parade

Become a Museum of Fire Volunteer!

Our volunteers are an integral part of the Museum’s team. Working both directly with our stakeholders and behind the scenes, our passionate and skilled volunteers help contribute to the story of firefighting history in Australia.

Our collection

Do you have any burning questions about the history of firefighting in Australia? Do you want some help doing some family research? We are here to help! Visit the links below to find out about the history of firefighting in Australia or contact us through our Request for research page if you want a deeper history.

Black and white photo of firefighters reading an Occurance Book inside a fire station

Museum shop latest arrivals

Book

Two children wearing toy fire helmets running on the grounds outside the Museum of Fire

We have a range of programs and tours at the Museum of Fire. From school education programs for primary schools, vacation care, and homeschool groups we have something for everyone! We also run group tours and FREE monthly guided tours, for more information follow the links below.

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Join & support

Do you have an interest in working at or supporting the Museum of Fire? We have plenty of positions available or you can become a member or support us financially to continue the preservation of the history of firefighting in NSW.

Museum of Fire staff pose on a kids ride-on fire engine inside the Museum of Fire
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