Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery


Who didn't want to be a firefighter as a kid? Here's a chance for you and your kids to experience what it is like to extinguish fire and save peoples' lives! 

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, housed in the building of the Central Fire Station, celebrates the history of fire fighting and development of civil defence movement in Singapore from the late 1800s to the present day. The building of the Central Fire Station was built in 1908 and is a national architectural monument.

Not only does the gallery demonstrate the history of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), but it also increases public awareness about the civil defence itself. The gallery takes you on a trip to the past, where you can see how life-saving technology has advanced over time. The gallery's Interactive stations provide a unique opportunity to experience the actions that firemen and rescuers take in the course of the operations. You'll have a chance to sit in the fire engine, to check fire suits and rescue equipment. 

You will be able to relive the moments of the two largest fires in Singapore, one of which led to the launch of a special program to to improve the standards of fire protection and life safety conditions.

Please, book the gallery's group guided tour (40 persons maximum) 2 weeks in advance. The tour lasts about 1 hour.


Opening hours

Tue–Sun 10:00–17:00.




+ 656332 2996



62 Hill Street Dhoby Ghaut Central, S179367

How to get there?

Nearest MRT: City Hall (NS25/EW13)