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Address: 39 Gisborne Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9662 2907
Description: Historic fire fighting vehicles, on display at the city’s original 1893...
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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The museum is only open three days per week (I went on a Sunday). I understand that they are also open on Tuesday and Thursday The displays are interesting and show a history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Lee S
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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum is only open three days per week (I went on a Sunday). I understand that they are also open on Tuesday and Thursday The displays are interesting and show a history of firefighting. Beyond this the building is an 1892 building so is worth a visit to see such stunning architecture The museum is staffed by volunteers. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I visited the Museum on the 3rd May and our guide, a retired fireman, was very willing to answer any questions and thorough in his talk. The machines were immaculate and the entire building was sparkling. So much brass and copper beautifully shining. There was an antique fire engine on which little children to pose for photos. Apart from seeing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

very good exhibits and restorations along with lots of interesting facts. We had the pleasure of speaking with David (one of the volunteers) whilst we were there. We learned a lot more about the history of some items and even background of people referenced than simply reading the materials. Thanks David!!

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This was a fantastic kids experience. On Fridays at 10.30 the real fire station beside the museum do a demonstration for over 1 hour. Great exhibits from the past and the kids also get to sit in an old firetruck (and have photos taken). Kids small and big will enjoy the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was an okay experience. The staff although I appreciate are volunteers were not particularly helpful. The displays were interesting, although a little limited.

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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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Lismore, 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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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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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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Address: 39 Gisborne Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9662 2907
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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