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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. Find out more about the scheme.
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.
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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.