Plan your visit
Where to find us
1 Museum Drive,
Penrith, NSW 2750
9:30am - 4:30pm
7 days a week
General admission fees apply
The Museum of Fire is open seven days a week from 9:30am - 4:30pm, except for Good Friday, ANZAC Day open from 1pm, Stocktake 28 June 2023 and Christmas Day. General admission into the Museum applies to all visitors and can be viewed in full on our Admission fees page.
Visit the Museum to see its permanent exhibits, heritage fleet vehicles, and gallery space featuring temporary exhibits and displays, as well as facilities. Click the map to enlarge.
Enrich and inspire your children’s curiosity at the Museum of Fire through our history, exhibitions, programs and interactive children’s displays.
The museum aspires to be a place for learning for all families and offers many wonderful features from:
The Junior firefighter zone – a dedicated area for children to explore firefighting through interactive play including fire safety activities, computer games, puzzles and dress-ups. While our heritage vehicles are not permitted to be climbed on or touched, this safe children’s area has interactive fire engines to climb in and enjoy.
A fire spotting trail – for children aged between 3 and 7 years. Collect your free activity card at the museum shop.
A scavenger hunt – for children aged between 8 and 14 years. Collect your free activity card at the museum shop.
Fire engine rides - Fire engine rides are not available every day. Check out our calendar for a full schedule of ride dates. Fire engine rides are available for purchase between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on scheduled days.
Visitor information desk
See the Museum front counter for
new exhibition and event information
Self-guided tour programs (schools only)
Children’s interactive play areas are available in the Museum, as well as a treasure hunt. Breastfeeding is welcome at the Museum.
The Museum is accessibility friendly and has accessible bathroom facilities located both inside and outside of the Museum. For further information, please see the Accessibility page
Photography and filming
Patrons are welcome to take photographs or film at the museum for personal use.
The Museum has bathroom facilities both inside the museum and outside located on the grounds.
The Museum offers a membership program entitling members to an array of benefits. Please see the Membership page for further details and application forms
The Museum of Fire is located in Penrith, Western Sydney in the heritage listed former Penrith Power Station at 1 Museum Drive, Penrith
Getting here by car
From the M4 Motorway, take the Mulgoa Road exit towards Penrith. Follow Tourist Drive #14 north along Mulgoa Road and Castlereagh 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 1942 Dennis fire engine that is raised 4 metres off the ground.
The Museum has free parking on site from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, located on the right of the driveway behind the toilet block.
For special events
We recommend that visitors consider alternative modes of transport or utilise parking spaces available at the Penrith Commuter Car Park on Combewood Avenue. Parking fees at the Penrith Commuter Car Park begin at $5.00 for the first three hours on weekends.