Families and Children
Most children dream of growing up to be a firefighter, so why not grant their wish?
Everyday at the Museum of Fire aspiring Junior Firefighters are invited to take part in a day of adventure and exploration with fire safety activities, computer games, puzzles and dress ups.
The Museum of Fire is a wonderful place to connect as a family. Together families will be challenged to take command of a fire engine in our simulator, to help find some items that have been hidden around the Museum, and to design their own home escape plan.
Some of the Activities For Families at the Museum of Fire
A Fire Spotting Trail for Children aged 3-7 (collect your free activity card at the Museum Shop)
A Scavenger Hunt Activity for Children aged 8-14 (collect your free activity card at the Museum Shop)
Junior Firefighters Audio Tour Challenge (download the tour on your smart device before or during your visit)
Fire Engine Rides. For an extra $3 per person go you can go for a ride on a historic fire engine. (Please Note: This activity is subject to the availability of volunteer drivers. Please call before your visit to confirm if fire engine rides are being offered on the day of your visit.)
Plan Your Visit
Discuss with your children what they think they might see at the Museum of Fire.
Talk about Museum rules with your child. Explain that they are not allowed to touch the displays. This is to protect the objects from the natural oils on our fingers that can leave harmful prints.
Visit the Fire & Rescue NSW website for kids, Brigade Kids.
Download the free Audio Guide, the Junior Firefighters Challenge, onto your smart device.
Remember to collect a free Activity Card at the Museum Shop when purchasing your tickets.
Where can I park my car?
There is plenty of free parking on the Museum grounds.
Does the Museum of Fire have a Café?
The Museum does not have a Café, but light snacks (chips, chocolate and soft drink/water) can be purchased at the Museum Shop. With over 20,000 square meters of lawn, a fire-truck themed playground and sheltered picnic tables, the grounds are the perfect place to have a picnic. Please note that food and drink cannot be taken into the Museum.
Is there a hands-on/interactive area for kids?
The Junior Firefighters Zone is an interactive space where kids and adults experiment, play and create.
Where is the baby-changing station?
Baby change facilities are located in the disabled toilets inside the Museum.
Do you host birthday parties?
Yes. Please see Birthday Parties for more information.