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Plan your visit

Where to find us

1 Museum Drive,

Penrith, NSW 2750

Opening hours

9:30am - 4:30pm

7-days a week

Admission fees

General admission fees apply

The Museum of Fire is open seven days a week from 9:30am - 4:30pm, except for Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. General admission into the museum applies to all visitors and can be viewed in full on our Admission fees page.

Museum map

Visit the museum to see its permanent exhibits, heritage fleet vehicles, and gallery space featuring temporary exhibits and displays, as well as facilities.

Museum of Fire map

For families

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 fire engine rides page 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

Visitor information desk

See the museum front counter for

  • museum maps

  • new exhibition and event information

  • admission tickets

  • Self-guided tour programs (schools only)

Parents

Children’s interactive play areas are available in the museum, as well as a treasure hunt. Breastfeeding is welcome at the museum.

Accessibility

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.

Facilities

The museum has bathroom facilities both inside the museum and outside located on the grounds.

Membership

The museum offers a membership program entitling members to an array of benefits. Please see the Membership page for further details and application forms

Location

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

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.

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Parking

On site

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.

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