Friends of the London Fire Brigade Museum

We are a voluntary Committee dedicated in supporting the London Fire Brigade Museum and the history of the London Fire Brigade

The history

The Museum was previously located in Winchester House, Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 the former home of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw and former headquarters of the London Fire Brigade until this was moved to Lambeth in 1937. This complex also housed Southwark Training Centre and Southwark Fire Station within its grounds. The Museum covered the history of firefighting in London since the Great Fire of London in 1666 and its collection contained many thousands of artifacts, uniforms, paintings, equipment and appliances spanning many hundreds of years.

Due to the sale and potential redevelopment of the site, the Fire Station closed in January 2014, the Training Centre in May 2015 and the Museum sadly closed its doors in September 2015.

The future

Planning permission has been granted for the Museum to be relocated within the former London Fire Brigade Headquarters at 8 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1. 

It is estimated that the new Museum is likely to be completed by 2023. Join us to ensure that London gets the Fire Museum that its rich history deserves for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

 

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Our members and volunteers continue to share stories, updates and news on our official Facebook Group.

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Membership Application Form

Please enter your details below to become a member, or you can download and print a copy using the button below.

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Submit your details

Please send your membership fee of £10 to the following address, or contact us for bank details to make a direct transfer:

FLFBM
26 Edgefield Avenue, Barking IG11 9JN

In return you will be sent a Members’ badge and a Membership Number.

We will ensure that your data is protected under the new GDPR legislation.

Contact us

If you wish to contact us, contact@flfbm.co.uk or message us on our Facebook page.

Registered address

26 Edgefield Avenue
Barking
IG11 9JN