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Museum of Fire

Email : admin@museumoffire.com.au

Website:www.museumoffire.com.au

Address: 1 Museum Drive, Penrith 2750
Contact No:  (02) 4731 3000

 

Museum of Fire

School Education Tours

Museum of Fire: Bringing fire history to life!

The Museum of Fire tells the story of Fire and Rescue through objects, historic vehicles and interactive displays.

With engines dating back to the early 1800’s the Museum of Fire stands as a fitting monument to the heroic firefights who support our communities. The steam engines, horse drawn carts, manual pumps and modern motorized engines also highlight how transportation has changed over the years.

The Museum of Fire’s educational tour allow students to see a wide variety of historic fire engines and gain insights into the way the fire brigade has changed (and continues to change) lives.

Overview of Education Tour
The tour is suitable for infants, primary and high school students. Each excursion is an individual experience, and is tailored based on the age of the children, the topics being covered in class, and whether the visit is an introduction to a unit or the culmination of a unit of work. When you arrive, teachers and helpers will be provided a structured timetable for your visit.

Here is some information to help you in planning your visit.

The Education Tour typically lasts about 4 hours, but it can be tailored to be as short or long as you need. The tour includes a Fire Safety Talk, Emergency Services role play experience, a teacher-guided tour of the Museum and a ride on a Fire Engine.
 
The teacher-guided tour focuses on a number of key themes. On the day we will provide you with all the information you need to guide your students around the Museum using the structured timetable.

The Museum is located about an hour west of Sydney, and makes for a great day visit, or stop-off destination on your way to/from the Blue Mountains.  

Venue and Safety Information for Schools
The Museum has a general risk assessment which covers an excursion from our perspective, but all schools are legally required to complete their own.

You can find a copy of the venue and safety information by using the Venue and Safety Information for School Excursions hyperlink, or alternatively you can follow these steps to access it on the Department of Education & Communities intranet site:
1.    Go to NSW education department intranet
2.    Access on front page A-Z Directorate
3.    Select Work Health & Safety Directorate
4.    Main menu excursions and look for Museum of Fire  

How to Book
All groups visiting the Museum of Fire must book in advance.

Bookings can be made using this link, or on (02) 4731 3000

We are open 9:30am to 4:30pm all year round (except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year)

Cost
School Education Tour: $8 per student. This includes a Fire Safety Talk, Emergency Services role play experience, a teacher guided tour of the Museum and a ride on a Fire Engine.

Supervisor-to-Student Ratios
K-12 supervisor-to-student ratios are 1:10
Special Needs supervisor-to-student ratios are 1:4

For any group of ten students (K-12) one teacher or parent supervisor will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. For special needs groups one carer, teacher or parent supervisor will be admitted free of charge for every four students.

Any additional adult helpers are charged at $6 per person. If you require further confirmation of what your ratio allocation would be, please call the Museum on (02) 4731 3000.

Facilities
•    Free coffee and tea for all teachers and support staff
•    On Site Parking [including disabled parking]
•    Accessible toilets
•    Gift Shop
•    Picnic and playground facilities

Should you require any further information or assistance in planning your visit, please contact the Museum on (02)4731 3000

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