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Museum of firefighters of Lyon Rhône

Musée des Sapeurs Pompiers Lyon Rhône ©
Musée des Sapeurs Pompiers Lyon Rhône ©
Created in 1971, it is the largest fire service museum in France and perhaps Europe. It tells 250 years of history and is a place of remembrance for the fire service. On 2 floors, it exhibits a collection of equipment, clothing, vehicles, etc.
"Musée de France" (Museum of France) approval was granted in 2005. The museums is divided into several sections: pumps from the 17th century to the present day, various types and models; equipment and clothing: items for fire extinction, rescue, resuscitation, breathing equipment, etc, a unique collection of helmets from France and elsewhere from the early 19th century to the present day (one of the largest collections in the world); a Souvenir room: trophies, flags; mobile equipment: 100 vehicles from 1910. There is also a shop.

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Contact details

Caserne de la Duchère 358 avenue de Champagne 69009 Lyon 9ème

Tel. : 04 72 17 54 54

Rates

Adult: 6 €
Student: 3 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years.
Set price group children: 40 to 80 €
Group adults: 40 to 180 €

Opening times

Open from Wed. to Fri.: 9 am-noon and 2 pm-5 pm and first week-end of the month: 2 pm-5 pm. (Daily for groups on reservation). Closed on bank hols.

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