London Fire Brigade Museum
This building houses one of the most comprehensive collections of firefighting equipment and memorabilia in the country. Exhibits range from early leather helmets to brand new breathing apparatus, illustrating the history of firefighting in London since the Great Fire of London in 1666 through to modern times. Part of the collection is housed in the appliance room – once part of the original Southwark Fire Station dating back to 1870.
Built in 1820, Winchester House on Southwark Bridge Road was home and workplace to London’s chief fire officers between 1878 and 1937.
Disabled access only to Appliance Bay, toilets. There are no parking facilities at the museum however there is metered parking nearby.
Monday-Friday. Guided tours at 10.30am and 2.00pm. Places must be booked in advance. Two weeks is the minimum recommended notice period.
Admission is priced at £5 per adult; £3 for children and concessions. This is payable on the day of your visit. Please note, booking is essential for all visits to the museum.
Photo Credits: © London Fire Brigade Museum
For further information please visit: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk