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London Fire Brigade is busy planning a new, state of the art museum which is due to open in 2023. The museum will be part of LFB’s old headquarters, a beautiful Grade II listed building right on the bank of the Thames! These plans form part of the larger 8 Albert Embankment redevelopment.
The new museum will showcase our unique and exciting history with brand new galleries, offer a huge variety of events and activities for all ages and allow even more of LFB’s incredible collection of historic vehicles and artefacts to be put on display.
Development funding of £200,000 has been awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help us progress our plans in order to apply for a full National Lottery grant of £1.7m at a later date.
The development funding will allow us to develop the designs for the new museum, conduct audience research and fine tune the details of the project. Find out more about this funding success.
The planning application for the 8 Albert Embankment redevelopment has now been submitted to Lambeth Council.
The proposals for the site are to retain and restore the Grade II listed building, deliver a modern fire station for Lambeth and a permanent home for our museum.
The new museum will:
There are also plans to create new homes, workspaces and to enliven Lambeth High Street with new public spaces, retail space, a rooftop restaurant and many other local benefits.
We’re asking you to take the time to let Lambeth Council know your views. They will consider all comments they receive from the public and your feedback will help to inform the Planning Committee’s decision.
We hope that you’ll be able to provide us with your support via the options below.
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In September 2015 the London Fire Brigade (LFB) Museum was closed to the public following a London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) decision that the museum should form part of the plans for the 8 Albert Embankment development. In the summer of 2016 the museum collection was placed into long-term storage for a five year period, awaiting the redevelopment of the new museum.
In November 2016 a temporary pop-up museum was opened in The Workshop, formally LFB’s vehicle workshop, to enable visitors to learn about the history of the Brigade and for the museum to keep in touch with its visitors. The Workshop is also home to a range of innovative art organisations, charities and start up businesses.