School Education Programs
Museum of Fire: Bringing fire history to life!
The Museum of Fire’s dynamic and curriculum-linked school program provides awesome experiences for groups large and small.
With engines dating back to the early 1800’s the Museum of Fire stands as a fitting monument to the heroic firefighters who support our communities. The steam engines, horse drawn carts, manual pumps and modern motorized engines also highlight how transportation has changed over the years.
The Museum of Fire’s education program allows students from Preschool to Year 12 to see a wide variety of historic fire engines and to gain insights into the way the Fire Brigade has changed (and continues to change) lives.
Overview of Education Programs
The tour is suitable for infants, primary and high school students. Each excursion is an individual experience, and is tailored based on the age of the children, the topics being covered in class, and whether the visit is an introduction to a unit or the culmination of a unit of work. When you arrive, teachers and helpers will be provided with a structured timetable befor your visit.
Here is some information to help you in planning your visit.
The Education Programs typically last about 4 hours, but they can be tailored to be as short or long as you need.
Planning Your Visit
The Museum is located about an hour west of Sydney, and makes for a great day visit, or stop-off destination on your way to/from the Blue Mountains.
Venue and Safety Information for Schools
The Museum has a general risk assessment which covers an excursion from our perspective, but all schools are legally required to complete their own.
You can find a copy of the venue and safety information by using this Venue and Safety Information for School Excursions pdf, or alternatively you can follow these steps to access it on the Department of Education intranet site:
Go to NSW education department intranet
Access on front page A-Z Directorate
Select Work Health & Safety Directorate
Main menu excursions and look for Museum of Fire
Venue and Safety Information
How to Book
All groups visiting the Museum of Fire must book in advance.
Please note that the minimum number for an Education Program is 15 students.
Bookings can be made using this link, or on (02) 4731 3000
We are open 9:30am to 4:30pm all year round (except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year)
People in the Community and Bushfire Programs: $9 per student. This includes a Fire Safety Talk, Emergency Services role play experience, a teacher guided tour of the Museum and a ride on a Fire Engine.
Chemistry Program: $10 per student.
K-12 supervisor-to-student ratios are 1:10
Special Needs supervisor-to-student ratios are 1:4
For any group of ten students (K-12) one teacher or parent supervisor will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. For special needs groups one carer, teacher or parent supervisor will be admitted free of charge for every four students.
Any additional adult helpers are charged at $7 per person. If you require further confirmation of what your ratio allocation would be, please call the Museum on (02) 4731 3000.
Free coffee and tea for all teachers and support staff
On Site Parking [including disabled parking]
Picnic and playground facilities
Should you require any further information or assistance in planning your visit, please contact the Museum on (02) 4731 3000