London’s first free pop-up London Fire Brigade Museum.
Now open Wednesdays - Sundays 10am-4pm, FREE entry.
A brief history of fire fighting and the birth of the London Fire Brigade Museum

The London Fire Brigade pop-up museum provides our visitors a unique opportunity to find out more about the history of the Brigade. This exhibition explores key events which connect the Lambeth site to the history and development of London’s fire service. Visitors have a rare chance to glimpse a select part of the Brigade’s fascinating collection of objects, photographs, documents and videos. Visitors can also view our display of two modern fire engines and all of the equipment a modern firefighter uses to help make London a safer city. 

The pop-up museum has been designed to give visitors a taste of what our new permanent home will look like. This is just the start of a very special move for the museum, as 8 Albert Embankment was the original home of the collection before it moved to Southwark; the museum is coming home.

If you are planning a visit, please allow for 30 minutes to see all of the exhibits on display. We continue to host a number of lectures, tours and events at The Workshop. If you would like to know more then please join our mailing list here

School Visits

Great Fire of London Storytelling

Our museum, in partnership with the Museum of London, offers storytelling sessions drawing on the events of the 1666 Great Fire of London.

A professional storyteller will reveal the exciting story of the Great Fire of London using interactive, dynamic and fun techniques.

Children will hear the story of the fire, how it started and the events as they unfolded, helping to bring the people, places and history to life. This will lead then lead on to
an interactive session led by a museum curator, showing pupils how firefighting has changed since the Great Fire of London up to today, using objects from across this 350 year period.

These sessions will last approximately 90 minutes and they are designed for classes of up to 35 pupils.

If you would like to enquire about a school visit 

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