Photo: Matt Brown

From antique fire engines and Victorian uniforms to the world’s most advanced fire equipment, London Fire Brigade’s museum tells the story of the capital’s fire-fighters.

Built in 1820, Winchester House in Southwark Bridge Road was both home and workplace to London’s chief fire officers between 1878 and 1937. This imposing building now houses one of the most comprehensive collections of fire fighting equipment and memorabilia in the country.

Exhibits range from early leather helmets to recently replaced breathing apparatus, illustrating the history of fire fighting in London from the Great Fire of 1666 to modern times. Part of the collection is housed in the appliance room of the original Southwark Fire Station.


Winchester House, 94a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EG
Tel: 020 8555 1200
Times: By appointment only.