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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

39 Gisborne Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
(03) 9662 2907
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Ranked #127 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Historic fire fighting vehicles, on display at the city’s original 1893 fire station, are kept operational in case of emergency.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I found this to be an historical building with a lot of history of the fire profession, From a long time ago to the present . The fireman who was talking to us was friendly and answered any question we asked. I found the museum to be a learning but lovely experience. Great for families , or group outings,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My partner and I took my 2yo nephew and we were the first and only ones in at its 9am opening. We recieved full attention from a charming retired firefighter who was happy to show us around the small (ish) museum and answer any questions and interacted wonderfully with the kid. He took us outside and showed us the tower... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This museum is a touch away from the CBD of Melbourne but it is a pleasant enough walk. The museum is staffed by retired firefighters who are quite happy to help you out with questions and the museum is laid out logically. There are the obligatory photos and memorabilia (and tourist tat to buy) but the real centrepiece of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Fantastic museum full of all things 'firefighting'. Old uniforms, photos, tributes to the firies in the USA who became victims in 9/11, tributes to our own MFB & CFA firies, newspaper articles, control / alarm / despatch room, vintage fire engines, vintage equipment and more, all set in one of Melbourne's first fire stations. Our children, aged from 4 -... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We found a brochure for this museum on a trolley. We were interested in going, especially since my Dad is a retired (American) fireman. The building is beautiful but upon arrival we found a sign that said it had been closed since October. So, it looked to be interesting to us, but we did not get to see anything except... More

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Craigieburn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I visited with a fellow Firefighter today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Admission is $9. Entry and exit are via a surprisingly well equipped gift shop which sells everything from t-shirts and brass uniform buttons to toy fire trucks. There are a variety of displays in about a dozen rooms, including uniforms, helmets, early breathing apparatus and HazMat gear, vehicles, furniture... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

What sort of museum is closed on a Saturday - come on. There was no opening times on the leaflet advertising this please so after 1 hours walk we find a locked door.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were unfortunate to visit this while it was under construction. I found it kind of boring but my 2 year old LOVED it. He ran around like he had eaten a packet of sugar yelling "wooooooooo"! The staff were great and very friendly and knowledgeable. We were offered a concession entry. We are also lucky enough to live close... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The lovely retired firies who staff the place are so friendly and helpful. It is a great place to take the kids. We have, in the past, bought some Tshirts and taken them back to the States to swap with firies there. they are always thrilled to have an MFB shirt.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Imagine the alarm bell rings, fireman scramble quickly and with fearless energy prepare to battle a foe. History remembers them well with the display of nostalgia and preservation of this simple yet impressive building.

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