What's on?

We host a range of events and activities throughout the year. These include specialist talks, children’s crafts and more.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Friday LEGO Club

Friday LEGO Club

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us on the last Friday of the month at our LEGO club where children can learn while having fun. Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, you are welcome to come along.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

(Specialist Talk) – Fire-Space: How Edinburgh shaped Global Fire-Safety Standards

City Art Centre 2 Market St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This talk offers a brief overview of key fires that occurred in Edinburgh from 1426 to 1911. It considers the way these fires were shaped by the particular character of Edinburgh’s built fabric, and outlines those local legal frameworks that were developed to stop their re-occurrence.

Event Series Friday LEGO Club

Friday LEGO Club

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us on the last Friday of the month at our LEGO club where children can learn while having fun. Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, you are welcome to come along.

Paint Your Own Mini Helmet

Our mini helmets are handmade replicas of the historic firefighter helmets we have on display. Try on some helmets and paint your own to take home.

Get Tickets £3.00 80 tickets left

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

(Specialist Talk) – The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: 200 years of History

City Art Centre 2 Market St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dave Farries QFSM is our speaker. He is a retired Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Watch Commander, having joined the fire service in 1968 and was the longest serving firefighter at the time of his retirement in August 2023. Dave dedicated 55 years of his life to public service working as a firefighter, fire service instructor and investigator, in 2014 he was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM). He built up a wealth of knowledge about the history of the fire service and its historical collection working within the SFRS Heritage team.  

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Friday LEGO Club

Friday LEGO Club

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us on the last Friday of the month at our LEGO club where children can learn while having fun. Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, you are welcome to come along.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

(Specialist Talk) – Disasters of the 19th Century Old Town – A focus on the Great Fire 1824 and Paisley Close 1861

City Art Centre 2 Market St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This illustrated talk will tell the story of the fire that burned for three days and at one time threatened to destroy the whole of the Old Town. Contemporary sources will be used to examine the appalling living conditions of the time. It took another disaster in Paisley Close in 1861 to shock the Edinburgh establishment out of its complacency.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Friday LEGO Club

Friday LEGO Club

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us on the last Friday of the month at our LEGO club where children can learn while having fun. Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, you are welcome to come along.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Bookbug

Bookbug at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us in the gallery before the museum opens for Bookbug. We'll sing some songs and read a story.

Event Series Friday LEGO Club

Friday LEGO Club

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us on the last Friday of the month at our LEGO club where children can learn while having fun. Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, you are welcome to come along.

Doors Open Day 2024 (Museum & Fire Station)

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Come along and visit us on Doors Open Day. We'll have a mix of historic and modern fire trucks, and delicious pizza from Nee Naws.

Free

Halloween at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get ready for the spooky with our Halloween event for under 5s. We have crafts, stories and more!

Get Tickets £6.00 20 tickets left

Paint Your Own Mini Helmet

Our mini helmets are handmade replicas of the historic firefighter helmets we have on display. Try on some helmets and paint your own to take home.

Get Tickets £3.00 80 tickets left

Santa at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Santa will greet the kids, pass out gifts and take pictures.

Get Tickets £12.50 95 tickets left

Santa at the Museum

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage 1A Dryden Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Santa will greet the kids, pass out gifts and take pictures.

Get Tickets £12.50 95 tickets left