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Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

62, Hill Street | (in the Central Fire Station), Singapore 179367, Singapore (Downtown Core)
6332 2996
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Ranked #71 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Saturday mornings they have a special opening and there are lots of firemen etc to talk to you and they love to tell you about the history, kids can climb on the old fire engines, it was a great place to spend a couple of hours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The place are clean and free to enter. Knowing history of Singapore fire fighters. Know how they fight fire in their past and how they handling when Singapore had no form a country yet

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

we visit Civil Defence Heritage Gallery with my son, and he was so exciting before the day, he keep saying that he want to see the fire engine, when we reached the gallery, he quickly enter to the gallery without following us, and he had try almost every exhibits, and also asking alots of questions about the exhibits, so we... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was actually quite impressed on how dynamic this museum was. The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery was very interesting considering I already knew a bit about the firefighting techniques used in the USA. I really loved comparing the differences and identifying familiarities in this field as displayed in the museum. It not only covered the history of Civil Defense but... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

As Volunteers in perth of an organisation that evolved from the civil defense it was interesting to see the gallery and how much effort has been put into it. We were welcomed on entry by an amazing man (segar I think his name was) who took the time to talk to us and really made our trip.

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Geraldton, Australia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you have an interest in fire fighting or emergency services in general you'll want to get yourself to this lesser known museum in Singapore. It isn't far from the centre of the CBD and could be included in a visit to the not too far away Peranakan Museum. Effectively this museum traces the history of the Singapore fire brigades... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Most people probably walk past this 106 year old Central Fire station on their way to the Museum or Armenian Church… as I did!! After getting a bit lost, I thought I would wander back into the air conditioning and see what the museum had to offer!!!! It is a working fire station with a 2 storey heritage gallery attached.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My cousin is a fire fighter, and on a recent trip to Singapore, requested that we visit one of the city’s Fire Stations. The 106-year old Central Fire Station, which was a short 15 minute walk from our hotel, also housed the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery and proved to be the perfect choice. We were here at 10am on a... More

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Naantali, Finland
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253 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We ended up here by accident, on our way to National Museum. Small(ish), but interesting museum! Downstairs is little shop and few fire trucks. Upstairs they have tv screens and boards explaining their rescue missions etc. So worth of visit, especially if you are in neighbourhood and fun for kids too.

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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Really interesting initiative. You can pip in to the life of firemen and learn the history of Singapore fire and civil defense. Kids can try nearly all of the equipment, used by firemen, sit into the car, wear their helmet and so on during the open day (every Saturday from 09.00-11.00). Museum is interesting, you can try to extinguish fire,... More

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