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About the Museum of Fire

The Museum of Fire Inc is a Not for Profit and Charitable organisation which is largely administered by current and retired firefighters of all ranks. Support by key professional staff and a large team of volunteers which as a team present a unique community resource.

The Museum’s collection is of national importance as it celebrates the heroic history of the Firefighters and Fire services in Australia.

We present a fun and interactive environment where children and adults of all ages can participate in Firefighting adventures and learn life skills as they experience what it is like to don the uniform and put your life on the line to save others. Many of the items from the Museum’s extensive heritage collection are listed on the State Heritage Register and it is the responsibility of the Museum to ensure their preservation and security.

The heritage partnership between Fire & Rescue NSW and the Museum of Fire was founded in 1975 with the establishment of a Museum at Alexandria Training College. From a small beginning, the relationship has grown to encompass Heritage & Research Support, Collection Management, Promotional Support & Public Education to FRNSW and the community

The Museum of Fire last year pursued its purposes through the advancement of Collection Management, growth in displays and Museum Infrastructure. We continue to target our audience and groups with lifesaving fire & safety education. We continue to the advancement & development of research capabilities to the benefit of public and assisting Government agencies.



To provide a world class facility for the study and enjoyment of the uses, control and history of fire and the preservation of the heritage of fire and firefighting.




To provide a not for profit permanent institution in the services of society, dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, research and communication of fire, fire fighting and fire prevention exhibits for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment.  To be recognised as the foremost Australian museum on understanding the experience of fire.



•To acquire, conserve and curate material appropriate to the theme of FIRE.

•To dynamically employ the material resources, including the Historical Collection of the Museum, to educate through exhibition and interaction.

•To promote the preservation, conservation, interpretation and research of the fire services cultural heritage as an integral part of the nation's heritage.

•To encourage and support the protection, development and construction of memorials, plaques, statues and other recognitions of the role that fire services and firefighters play in the protection of our Australian communities

•To provide support and advice to the fire services in the development and implementation of heritage and culture including but not limited to collections management, public education and memorials

•To assist in the ongoing development of relations between fire services and the Australian community by nurturing the community's continuing interest in the fire services past and ongoing achievements.

•To maintain and further develop a research centre and library for the development of historical research, education curricula, resource material, publications and personnel on the theme of Fire

•To determine and implement financial strategies and marketing strategies to ensure the viability of the centre and its assets.

•To promote the necessity of Fire and Safety Education in all social environments.

•To serve the community by making available the Museum’s grounds and indoor services for appropriate purposes.



The Museum of Fire Inc, will acquire material representing the development and history of Australian fire brigades, and material which educates the community to the dangers, control, uses and prevention of fire and its effect upon society and the environment. Please select the pdf for more information on the Museum's Collection Policy.

Click Here for Collection Policy (Updated 2020)