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The London Fire Brigade Museum

Winchester House | 94A Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EG, England
+44 20 8555 1200
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Pop-up museum pending the museum's new home

As noted by other reviewers, the old museum has closed, pending its new home, which will be on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
Fire museum

Very interesting tour of the museum lots of memrobelia on show taking you through the history of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2015
Lisa G
via mobile
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3 weeks ago
“Pop-up museum pending the museum's new home”
14 Aug 2015
“Fire museum”
Winchester House | 94A Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EG, England
+44 20 8555 1200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As noted by other reviewers, the old museum has closed, pending its new home, which will be on the south side of the Thames in Lambeth/Vauxhall.. As an interim there is a pop-up museum, in the "Workshop" in Lambeth High Street, also home to an...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Very interesting tour of the museum lots of memrobelia on show taking you through the history of the fire service, shame it's moving from its current location, but looking forward to visiting it once it's relocated.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The future of the museum is uncertain but whilst it remains on the original Metropolitan/London fire brigade site it is a must for those interested about the London fire brigade or even just if you are curious. The setting is ideal, using both the original...More

1  Thank thepostie2010
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I took my 3 kids age 3, 5 and 7. We went on a family day so it is self guided - no tour. The kids had a booklet to complete which was excellent and gave them things to look for in every room. My...More

5  Thank fueldiva99
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This museum has very helpful staff and due to previous career they were all knowledgeable and friendly. Next Year in February, I will visit the archive as I enjoyed the museum. Great place to go.

2  Thank ljhickman412
Reviewed 19 December 2014

For the fire brigade museum, you get a guided tour around museum which takes about an hour the tour guide was quite helpful and able to answer all questions, least all those I could think of and does bring the exhibits to life. Uou end...More

3  Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 12 November 2014

My wife and I visited the museum because my grandfather had been an LCC fireman in the second world war and had died whilst on duty during the blitz in late 1940. My mother and her sisters had lived at this Fire Station in the...More

1  Thank stephen g
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is off the usual tourist track but with a serving fire fighter in the family we had heard about it and booked a tour. The tour guide was excellent and really knowlegable about the fire service and it's history. With 2 fire fighters in...More

2  Thank starbaby_8
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a hidden treasure that should be added to everyone's must do list on a visit to London. The museum is housed in a building steeped in Fire Brigade history, a gem in itself. Having walked through two centuries of fire engines in the...More

2  Thank Jac_2104
Reviewed 6 July 2014

My Father joined the Middlesex Fire Brigade in the 50's and then, upon the '65 amalgamation, stayed on in the London Fire Brigade until the mid 80's but had never visited Winchester House to the see the Museum. We arrived in London an hour earlier...More

4  Thank LeeBradbury
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Jack K
I am trying to track down my fathers fire brigade service during the second word war.He served some where in London during the blitz. His name was Charles Walter Keeley and he lived in the Old Kent Road that is all the information that I have.
10 March 2016|
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I am doing some research for a good friend whose Father served as an auxiliary fireman in the blitz in London. He was called Robert 'Bob' Tanner and apparently died fighting a fire at St Thomas's hospital. My Friend also called Bob seems to think this was in 1940 but I believe it was on the night of 10/11 May 1941. Do you have any more information?
31 October 2015|
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Dear London Fire Brigade Museum, A friend of mine from the US is coming to London this week. His son is a fireman in the US. My friend always brings a Fire Brigade shirt back to his son from a Fire Station in another country. Are there shirts available at the Museum or do we have to go to a live Fire Brigade in London? Thank you.
4 May 2015|
Response from thepostie2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. you can e-mail the museum and ask. ELENA.PAYAMI@london-fire.gov.uk Hope that helps you. Good luck.