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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.
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!
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.