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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

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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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worth the time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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!!

Geraldton, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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.

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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,

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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 

Geraldton, Australia
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
181 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
75 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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 

Craigieburn, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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 

Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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