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Ok for Free

You have to be a firefighter or into Firefighting, I supposed to really appreciate this museum... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great collection for young and old to appreciate

This is a great attraction for all ages, with dedicated volunteers who will show you around and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 Oct 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Museum is closed”
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76_78 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 228 2401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has been bought by the university and now houses temporary art exhibitions, when I asked the receptionist just said the museum had been closed when the university bought the premises.

Thank Tony N
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You have to be a firefighter or into Firefighting, I supposed to really appreciate this museum. Otherwise, you will just find it ok. It is hard to complain since its free.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The fire museum is closed now as they are moving to a new location. It was right across the street from our hotel so we peeked in side and saw it was no longer there

4  Thank ge0teach84
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a great attraction for all ages, with dedicated volunteers who will show you around and it's all free. There is a good video for older visitors to enjoy the history of the fire service. The old fire engines are great to see, also...More

2  Thank pixalix
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went today this is a fascinating place so much history and the staff and volunteers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable this museum need your support.

1  Thank steve_lyth
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Museum of Fire is a (free) small museum run by volunteers and dedicated to the history of the Scottish Fire Service. The museum is accessed from Lady Lawson Street although this is not obvious at first. Pushchair and wheelchair access is a wee bit...More

Thank 486allanj
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a very interesting and unusual find, staffed by volunteers retired from the fire service. Definitely choose their guidance over a self-guided visit, as these people have so much knowledge and passion to share. It's fascinating to hear about how the fire service started...More

Thank thirdsunrise
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and i visited this museum today and what a great place to visit anybody interested in the fire service should visit this place and make it soon as i believe the council are looking to close it down they should be ashamed The...More

2  Thank Great25
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Housed in the original 1902/3 fire station building, this is a national treasure. The entrance is not clear - you also have to ring/knock, as the museum is staffed by volunteers. Once inside it is a magnificent testament to Edinburgh's history of fire-fighting and the...More

Thank Larry194710
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My husband & I always go to the Museumwhen we are in Edinburgh ,We always see something different everytime we go . The Museun is free to enter but if you go please put some money in the hat to help keep the Museum open...More

Thank Sue H
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4 October 2016|
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Yes open week days For more information search Edinburgh museum of fire