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The Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage, Edinburgh

Opening 2023

We are preparing the final cleaning and polishing of all our fire appliances, so that they will be gleaming for the public opening this year.

Located in Edinburgh City Centre, the museum tells the story of Scottish firefighting from its inception to present day and showcases old firefighter clothes and fire appliances. 

You can visit the website at museumofscottishfireheritage.org or follow facebook.com/museumofscottishfireheritage for the latest updates and to watch us get ready.

A unique experience bringing our history to life

Together with NOMAD Exhibitions, we have designed a purpose-built and inventive space that will exhibit the finest pieces from our collections, providing our visitors with an engaging and exciting experience.

A old bright red fire appliance

What will there be to see and do?

The gallery is split into five main themes, packed with tales of action, feats of heroism, and stories of how firefighting is constantly evolving to improve its service to the public.

We have an extensive collection of vintage appliances, historical uniforms, and operational equipment. A collection that will take you on a journey, exploring the early days of firefighting across Scotland through to the modern-day single service. 

Throughout the museum there are a range of digital interactives to delve deeper into the topics and activities for families including dressing up for children.

Opening Details

Once open, entry to the museum will be FREE! We will be welcoming individuals and groups on either a drop-in basis or scheduled visit.

No advanced booking will be required for individuals or for small groups (under 10 people). Some events and activities may incur a fee and require prior booking, this will be clearly advertised. Details will be on our museum website.

Inside a museum showing old firefighter clothes and fire appliances

New Website

The museum website has recently gone live. Developed by Surface Impression, specialist developers with a focus on the heritage sector.

The site will be regularly updated to promote up and coming events, share the latest news and information on how to support and get involved with MoSFH.