The Fire Services Museum

The Fire Services Museum, Macau: Hours, Address, The Fire Services Museum Reviews: 4/5

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,590 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I like stopping by the Fire Service Museum (Museu dos Bombeiros) on Estrada de Coelo do Amaral from time to time, mostly to see the early 20th century Denny fire engines on display. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily.

The museum (free entry) is found within a historic colonial era building and includes two rooms. The first includes the British made Denny's which were put to use in Macau during the first half of the 20th century. They are in good condition and really neat to see up close. There are also historical Chinese water pump apparatuses which predate the Dennys. These are equally enjoyable to see and learn about.

The second room is a showcase of firefighting equipment, gear, clothing and other items that will be of interest to firefighting enthusiasts. Give this room a few minutes to browse as well if you end up at the Fire Services Museum.

Note: For those interested in making a visit the Fire Services Museum, it is around 5-6 minute walk northeast of the Ruins of St. Paul. Make sure to have you map of Macau handy so you know exactly where to go. There are some green signs pointing the way but a map will help you get there as quickly as possible. Allow 10-30 minutes for this museum, depending on your level of interest.
Written February 4, 2019
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kentkflee
Malaysia77 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
This is a good place to those who have not seen the old fire truck and equipments. My daughter enjoyed it a lot. What else it's free of charge and good experience for all of us. It's located slightly out skirt if the city; next to Kiang Wu hospital and ice skating ring.
Written November 25, 2013
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Zureuel
Subang Jaya, Malaysia22 contributions
Dennis fire trucks aficionados will be pleased to know that the Macau Fire Services Museum is home to two well preserved historical vehicles from Guildford factory, marked as M-01-25 and M-01-27.

Dennis M-01-27, I believe, is a Low Load 60/70HP model which first saw service in the early 30s. Popularly known as Dennis Big 6, the vehicle specifications include White and Poppe 6 cylinder petrol engine rated at 45hp with a bore and stroke of 110 x 140mm. (Peter Williams)

Mounted at its center is a Dennis No. 3, 900gpm pump. It has a transportable aerial ladder at its rear mounting to cope with Macau rising skyline.

Next to 27, is M-01-25, a 1944 Dennis Light 4 open cab with a 4 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine with about 70 bhp (Ron Hozack).

Besides the British-made Dennis, the museum commonly known by its colonial namesake - Museu Dos Bombeiros (Address - Estrada de Celho do Amaral. Free Admission) – offers visitors the opportunity to relish at firemen paraphernalia in halls the size of two basketball courts. The exhibits go a long way to help one appreciates the fire fighting legacy in this ex-Portuguese colony and definitely worth the 15 minutes walk from the Ruins of St. Paul’s.

From its strategic location in the heart of the Inner Harbor, the former Central Fire Station served diligently until a typical dilemma in land scarce Macau caught up with it.

Macau was in desperate need of a modern centre command facility. Fortunately, compromise was reached and this fabulous European structure was preserved as the museum. In no time, a new Fire Brigade Headquarter began to take shape right at its backyard and now is home to an impressive fleet of Scania and Mercedes.

The 350 square meter museum is not on everyone’s must-see list but my visit there in November 2008 was pleasantly rewarding.

Visitors can view rare footages of fire fighting and rescue missions. One section is devoted to how firemen rescued suicidal desperadoes from Macau’s skyscrapers.

Others may not be so lucky but my guess is gruesome photos don’t fit in a museum dedicated to Macau’s rescue elite.

The museum is manned by members of Macau Fire Services but communicating with them in English is a challenge if we need information beyond the captions.

Fire fighting enthusiasts flying in and out of the Macau International Airport should also look out for Iveco Magirus 260-32AH/DL 50 - at the main runway. The chance to see one of the world’s most advanced Airport Fire Fighting Vehicle is perhaps the perfect eye-opener to discover the fire fighting heritage in Macau.

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Written November 21, 2008
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Gert Noordzy
Macau, China43 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a really nice museum, which will only take an hour to go through. The museum is housed in a 1920 building, which looks like the original neighbourhood fire services station.
Written December 24, 2018
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YYSen
Malaysia731 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Free entrance, all information about fire service. Impressive with their big track in front of the entrance.
Written September 10, 2016
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Fire Services Museum is a small specialist attraction on Estrada de Coelho do Amaral, 5 minutes walk east of Camoes Square and 5 minutes northeast of the Ruins of St. Paul. It is free to visit and is open from 10am to 6pm daily.

Here you will two gallery rooms in a historic 1920's European style building. The first gallery showcases British made 'Dennis' firetrucks used in Macau during the early part of the 20th century. There are also Chinese made water pump apparatuses used during earlier periods. The second gallery includes displays of clothing, equipment and tools used by firefighters in the past.

The Fire Services Museum is a neat and quick place to visit if you have time and interest. You can comfortable explore the collection here in 15-20 minutes.
Written January 17, 2019
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Cowas B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates110 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Again, fee to enter museum. A beautifully looked after place. Nice history of how firefighting, was done in the yesteryears. A few old fire engines. Interesting concept on how water pressure was built before automation. Kids would love to see it, specially little boys.
Written July 4, 2018
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amoachaim
Minneapolis, MN309 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Free and super interesting, the fire services museum is an attraction we just kinda stumbled upon. It was great to walk around!
Written January 13, 2016
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Jcook92
New York City, NY123 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We happened upon this little museum because we were lost looking for the Red Market. What a pleasant little break away from the hustle and bustle of the casinos! The old fire trucks and authentic fire suits were really interesting. And the fire map gave you a sense of how big Macau really is. To top it off, I asked the guard how we should get to the Red Market and he gave me directions. While we were walking the museum he came back over with a much better map and he had marked off the locations for me. Talk about service! Honestly, take some time to visit this attraction.
Written July 19, 2015
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Bruce B
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
For a small city they have a Fire Musuem with two immaculate looking Dennis Trucks from the 30's & 60's.

The information they have will certainly keep everyone interested on the Fire Service and what equipment they use.

Well worth the visit.
Written June 17, 2014
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