The Museum of Fire is committed to the safety and well being of its visitors, volunteers and staff. To this end regular reviews and inspections are undertaken of the premises, facilities or activities with the information provided being upgraded accordingly. We make every effort that each excursion experience to the Museum is a safe, comfortable and enjoyable. We request that teachers make us aware in advance of any issues that could impact on student welfare while at the Museum.
The Museum is registered with the NSW Commission for Children and Young People as a provider of services to children. However at all times teachers are expected to remain in direct supervision of their students in line with allowed teacher/student ratios.
The Museum is located on one level and has ramped access for wheelchair entry. No steps are encountered in the building for general tours.
Groups arriving by train have a three minute walk along a public road to the Museum. Groups arriving by vehicle have ample safe unloading areas within the property. Groups arriving by bus generally alight at the front door of the Museum. The property is 4 hectares in area and there is ample safe grassed play space for visiting schools.
During the Visit
Schools should plan to arrive on time. If you are delayed please contact the Museum. On arrival your group will be briefed about the days activities and assisted with any other details.
Teachers should keep students adequately supervised at all times and take head counts at regular intervals. Students should be reminded to not to run, remain behind display barrier chains and not touch objects unless invited to.
Photography is permitted within the Museum but teachers are advised to be aware of their school policy on this matter.
Toilets are located inside the main building at the eastern end. Outside toilets are at the western end of the building. Accessible toilets are available at both locations.
Food and Beverages.
The Museum does not have a retail outlet for food and beverages but there are vending machines in the main foyer. Food and beverages are not to be consumed in the Museum. Shaded tables and chairs are provided in the picnic area for sun protection while eating. Schools should ensure that children are equipped with appropriate headgear and sun protection if utilising the outside space.
We will provide free of charge Tea & Coffee to all teachers and support staff.
Please report any lost property to staff at the Reception Desk or Retail Shop
Occupational Health and Safety
The Museum has Emergency Evacuation Procedures in place and Evacuation Plans are clearly displayed at points around the Museum. All primary emergency exit points are clearly signposted.
First Aid Facilities are available within the Museum and Museum Staff with formal first aid training are available to provide assistance.
The Museum of Fire has appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place.
Should you require any further information or assistance in planning your visit please contact the Museum.