Museum of Fire (Penrith)
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Did you know that Penrith is home to Australia’s largest Fire Museum? If you have a child like mine who stops, slack jawed and wide eyed to watch every passing fire engine, it is well worth a trip! This is a non-profit, community museum staffed by volunteers, many of them firefighters themselves. It isn’t flashy but it is chock full of fire engines, firefighting equipment and thrills for the kids. All profits raised by admission to this delightful museum go to educating families about the dangers of fire and preserving the heritage of the communities bravest.
The Museum of Fire has one of the world’s largest and most unique fire collections. First and foremost are the fire engines but you’ll also find an impressive amount of firefighting equipment and memorabilia like uniforms, communications, fire fighting tools, protective equipment and special displays. The highlight for young visitors is the committed Junior Firefighters area containing fire safety activities, computer games, puzzles and a fire engine simulator! And don’t miss out on a ride around the museum in a 1935 Ford firetruck, complete with blaring sirens!
There is something for everyone at this museum, especially for every little (and big) kid who ever dreamed of being a firefighter.
Facilities: Easy access for strollers, baby change area, playground, no cafe but picnic tables on grounds, so bring your own nibbles! Very sweet shop selling all things firey from Fireman Sam and Finley the Fire Engine merchandise to model fire engines and smoke detectors.
Price: Adults $10, Child $6, Family pass $25
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