The museum is the only organisation in the world dedicated to telling the stories and preserving the memories of firefighters and firefighting in London over the last 350 years.
While the museum is being redeveloped, it will be hosting school sessions in the new pop-up museum space at The Workshop, Lambeth High Street. This provides the perfect place for primary school pupils to learn about the history of firefighting in the capital while in the setting of one of the former buildings and based behind our old headquarters on Albert Embankment.
In partnership with the Museum of London, the 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.
History handling workshop
This interactive session is led by a museum curator and uses a variety of objectives from the last 350 years to show how firefighting has changed over the years.
Students are encouraged to help our curator match equipment and uniforms to the correct time period, followed by group discussions around objects that pupils can handle and then identify what they may have been used for.
The students will be encouraged to think about the properties and materials that have been used for firefighting and why some are better than others.
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