London Fire Brigade Museum

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Coordinates: 51°30′7″N 0°5′53″W / 51.50194°N 0.09806°W / 51.50194; -0.09806

The London Fire Brigade Museum covers the history of firefighting since 1666 (the date of the Great Fire of London). The museum houses old fire appliances and other equipment. It is also possible to see fire brigade recruits training.

The museum is located in the former home of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, who was Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. It was the London Fire Brigade headquarters until 1937 when King George V opened a new building on the Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames.

Visits are by guided tour, must be pre-booked, and can be tailored for individual requirements if desired. The museum is open Monday to Friday and tours start from 10.30am or 2.00pm.


London Fire Brigade Museum
Winchester House
94A Southwark Bridge Road

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