Friends of the London Fire Brigade Museum

We are a team of volunteers dedicated in supporting the London Fire Brigade Museum and the history of the London Fire Brigade

David Rogers, Chairman

The History

The Museum was previously located in Winchester House, Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1. It was the former home of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw and the 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.

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The Future

The London Fire Brigade are looking to relocate the Museum within the former London Fire Brigade Headquarters at 8 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1.

We will keep you updated on the plans for the new Museum as they unfold.

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