As I have ever mentioned, Singapore has a lot lot lot of Museums. Housed in the Central Fire Station, the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery traces fire fighting and civil defence developments in Singapore from the late 1800s. This museum is one kind of a place that pupils can learn about the nature of Civil Defence in the earlier years. In Indonesia, it should have known as Pasukan Pemadam Kebakaran.
The museum provides FREE tours for anyone. The Tour details are as follow:
- Guided Gallery Tour
Admission to the Guided Gallery Tour is free.
The operating dates / hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10am to 5pm.
In view of space constraints in the gallery and for the safety of visitors, the guided tour is available for a maximum group size of 40 people at any one time.
A one-hour guided tour is available for group visits.
For walk-in visitors, audio-guides are available in English, Mandarin, Malay and Japanese.
All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
- Tower Tour
Admission to the Tower Tour is free.
The operating dates / hours are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 8pm.
The Tower Tour is organised for a group visit of a maximum of 20 people.
Visitors will get the rare chance to ascend the 30-metre tower at the Central Fire Station and to experience the watch duty fireman performing fire surveillance duties from the tower top during the 1900s.
For safety reasons, we do not allow children lower than 1.2 meters to accompany the adults during the tower tour. We also do not encourage visitors with height phobia and heart related ailments to join the tour. For ladies, we encourage them to come in proper dress to enable them to ascend and descend the spiral staircase and cat ladders.
Ok. Enough for the talking. Let’s peek what is inside!
You can do a visit here: 62 Hill Street, Central Fire Station, Singapore 179367 Tel: (+65) 6332 2996 Web: www.scdf.gov.sg.
Anyway, they also have a Kids Corner. Enjoy!