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London Fire Brigade Museum

The Great Fire of London in 1666 sparked a chain of events that led to the formation of London Fire Brigade (LFB). Come and learn about the Great Fire in a whole new way, through storytelling, hands on green screen photography and arts and craft activities. Find out about the bravery of the people of London who tried to put out the fire, and the extraordinary courage shown by early firefighters by trying on their uniforms. Learn about how brave firefighters put out fires now, and listen to a safety talk from LFB’s fire safety team, who will be on hand to give out advice. This fun packed family day will link the Great Fire to present day, highlighting how far London Fire Brigade has come in making London a safer city. 


Jump into the past and spring into the future at the London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum
10.00am - 3.00pm
FREE - Book online

London Fire Brigade pop-up museum is hosting a one day special event for visitors of all ages to come and explore our history. Whilst our new museum is redeveloped, our pop-up museum is situated in London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) former vehicle workshop, where fire engines were built and serviced since the 1930s. As well as our temporary exhibition about the history of LFB in Lambeth, this special event will chart LFB’s history from the Great Fire of London to the present day. Visitors of all ages will be able to watch storytelling performances that will transport them back to 1666, take part in arts and crafts activities all about the Great Fire of London and dress up in historic and current LFB uniforms.

Fire safety advisors and LFB’s education officers will be on hand to provide the latest fire safety advice, showing how hard London Fire Brigade works to stop the Great Fire of London from happening again.

The day will start at 10.00am and will finish at 3.00pm, with regular performances, activities and talks throughout the day. Last entry is at 2.30pm.

Fire engines and equipment laid out on floor
London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum

Last entry 2.30pm  Please register interest on Eventbrite

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London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum
The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7AG

London Fire Brigade Museum

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