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Vacation care

Bringing fire history to life!

The Museum of Fire tells the story of Fire and Rescue through objects, historic vehicles and interactive displays.


With fire appliances 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.


Vacation Care groups are welcome at the Museum of Fire on any weekday during the school holidays.


You are welcome to come and run your own visit, alternatively for groups of 15 or more children we can provide a more structured visit for your convenience!


A visit to the Museum of Fire is suitable for infants, primary and high school aged children.


Here is some information to help you in planning your visit.

A structured visit typically lasts about 3-hours, but can be tailored to be as short or long as you need. The structured visit includes a Fire Safety Talk, Emergency Services role play experience, a self-guided tour of the Museum and a ride on a Fire Engine.


Vacation Care Groups: $13.00 per student. This includes a Fire Safety Talk, Emergency Services role play experience, a self-guided tour of the Museum and a ride on a Fire Engine.

Due to high volume of demand during the school holiday periods a non-refundable deposit* is required to hold your booking and secure an educator. This non-refundable deposit is $195 and must be paid within 24 hours of making the booking to ensure the date is held for your group. The remaining balance MUST be paid on the day of the visit. Invoicing is not available for vacation care groups, the balance can be paid by Eftpos or cash on the day either in person or over the phone.

*This deposit cannot be rolled over, if you cancel your booking and want to rebook for the following school holidays another deposit is required. The non-refundable deposit would only be refunded if the Museum cancels your booking due to unforeseen circumstances including natural disaster.

Supervisor-to-student ratios

Supervisor-to-student ratios are 1:10


Any additional adult helpers are charged at $9.50 per person. If you require further confirmation of what your ratio allocation would be, please call the Museum on (02) 4731 3000.

Venue and safety information

The Museum has a general risk assessment which covers an excursion from our perspective, but all Vacation Care groups are legally required to complete their own.


Click here for a copy of our 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 Vacation Care 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 and Christmas Day)


  • On Site Parking [including disabled parking]

  • Accessible toilets

  • Gift Shop

  • Picnic facilities


Should you require any further information or assistance in planning your visit click here or contact the Museum on (02) 4731 3000

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