The Museum of Fire is dedicated to educating people about fire and its long and dramatic history within Australia.
Very few people from overseas realise the importance of this natural phenomenon in our country. Many residential areas in Australia are located near bushlands, and summer bushfires threaten many communities. Over the years, many people and livestock have died because of bushfires that were accidentally started, deliberately lit or naturally caused. Remote areas are in the most danger, as it may take hours to fire fighters to travel the distance to the fire.
Large areas of bushland are difficult to control once they are alight, and strategies such as bombing water from the air need to be employed. The Museum of Fire tells the stories of many tragic events caused by fire in Australia. Many families are still suffering the loss of loved ones and houses. There are also many positive stories about the individuals who serve as fire fighters to protect their community and their country. Address: 1 Museum Drive, Penrith, NSW, 2750.