Fire Department Museum Vienna
Am Hof 7
+43 1 531 99-51507 (Monday to Friday)
Tuesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm
On Sundays and public holidays from 9 am to 12 pm
If the Tuesday falls on a public holiday, the museum opens from 9 am to 12 pm.
The museum was founded in 1901 and is situated in the Central Fire Station of the Vienna Fire Department. The building was designed by Lukas von Hildebrandt and built in 1730. In a large hall with an impressive stuccoed ceiling, paintings are shown and you can also see a big variety of helmets, uniforms and protective equipment. In the exhibition, you can discover big incidents of the past, like the fire in the Ringtheater or in the Rotunda. Find out about the development of fire fighting in general by exploring the history of the municipal fire brigade.