Located in the former Penrith Power Station, the Museum of Fire commemorates firefighters and fire fighting equipment in New South Wales going back to the late 18th century.

Changes in technology, from vehicles to protective clothing and communications, are obvious and tell the story of protecting the community from an ever present danger.

Exhibits include a Merryweather Hand Drawn Pump from 1785, a Leyland FT3 pump truck from 1943 and an International 1810B Skyjet pump truck from 1977. There is also an interactive Junior Firefighter Zone. Fire truck rides are available at extra cost on selected days.

The museum has free parking and extensive grounds suitable for picnics.

Open everyday except 25 – 26 December, 1 January and Good Friday. Admission fees apply.

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