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Fire Engine Festival 2017


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Come and see fire engines from across the ages. From one of the earliest motorised fire engines still working, to London Fire Brigade’s brand new pump, this spectacular event is perfect for all the family.

Visitors of all ages can come and try on firefighter uniforms, see some of the oldest fire engines in the country and learn all about how they work.

The event is part of Lambeth Heritage Festival and there will be a host of fun activities on offer at this special day at the Workshop, with Institute of Imagination, Kidesign, Meanwhile Club, the Migration Museum, Creative Sparkworks plus much more.

All will be showcased in the building that was used as the Brigade’s workshops for 70 years. A fantastic event for all the family! ​

In partnership with the Museum of London, there are also storytelling sessions draw on the events of the Great Fire of London of 1666. A professional storyteller will reveal the dramatic story using interactive, dynamic and fun techniques. Children will hear how the fire started and the events as they unfolded, helping to bring the people, places and history to life. ​
Did you know…
  • The Great Fire of London started on 2 September 1666, burning down four-fifths of the city in just four days
  • The Great Fire of London was stopped by the navy using gunpowder to blow up houses.​
  • Samuel Pepys, diarist and Clerk to the navy buried his expensive Parmesan cheese and wine to protect it from the fire.​
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London Fire Brigade Pop-up museum.
The Workshop 26 Lambeth High St

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Event date: 09/09/2017
Open from 10:00 to 15:00

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