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Our temporary exhibition explores the history of London Fire Brigade (LFB) in Lambeth, beginning with the tragic Albert Embankment fire of 1918, reflecting on events during the Second World War and concluding with a spotlight on post war progress.
Visitors can see two modern fire engines behind glass, with all of their equipment displayed to show the amount and variety of equipment carried in a fire engine. This includes specialist cutting and lifting equipment for different types of emergencies.
There is also a short film which takes visitors through the history of LFB in just 5 minutes!
If you would like to visit us at our pop-up museum, please come along. We welcome visitors every week between Wednesday and Sunday, 10am-4pm – you don't need to book.
Take a look at our plan your visit page for more details.
LFB hosts lots of incredible events at the pop-up museum. From photography exhibitions to family fun days, these are perfect for our younger visitors, with lots to do, uniforms to try on and plenty of staff to provide the latest fire safety advice.
Take a look at what’s coming up below and lets us know you're coming by registering on Eventbrite:
Friday 31 May 2019, 10am – 3pm
London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum is hosting a one day special event as part of Historic England’s London History Day for visitors of all ages to come and learn about our history. As well as our temporary exhibition about the history of LFB in Lambeth, this special event will complement Historic England’s theme of Loss and Destruction by exploring LFB’s history during the Second World War. Visitors of all ages will be able to watch storytelling performances that will transport them back to September 1940, take part in arts and crafts activities to create a model of London during the Blitz and dress up in historic and current LFB uniforms. Fire safety advisors and LFB’s education officers will be on hand to provide the latest fire safety advice.
The day will start at 10am and will finish at 3pm, with regular performances, activities and talks throughout the day.
Last entry will be at 2.30pmRegister for a special event
If you're a teacher interested in organising a visit, you can find out more school visits here.