The Fire Hall Museum

Explore the Fire Hall Museum & Education Centre in Cambridge, Ontario to learn about the history of fire service in the City of Cambridge and its surrounding areas.

Featuring an original restored antique fire truck, historical photographs, firefighting equipment, uniforms and more, the museum is the perfect place for families – with bells to ring, sirens to try, helmets and bunker gear to wear for a fun selfie, and a scavenger hunt to complete.

Located in the restored 1898 Town of Galt Fire Hall at City of Cambridge Civic Square, just one block from the Cambridge Farmers’ Market and next door to the Cambridge Centre for the Arts.

Fun facts about the Fire Hall and the history of fire service in Cambridge

  • This Fire Hall served the community from 1898 until 1979
  • One of the Fire Hall's pets was Rex - a bull terrier
  • The Fire Engine on exhibit was purchased in 1938 and was in service until 1963
  • The earliest Fire Department in the community was established in 1842
  • The Galt Fire Department last used horses to pull fire equipment in 1928
  • In 2024, the Fire Hall Museum & Education Centre celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Events and Exhibits in 2024

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 the Fire Hall Museum along with many community partners will be hosting "The Great Flood of ’74 - Cambridge’s Watershed Moment" from 9 am to 2 pm at the museum, in Civic Square and at many other venues in downtown Cambridge. An event like no other, it will include displays, historic photos, walking tours, and presentations. For a complete list of this event's activities go to The Great Flood of '74 Cambridge's Watershed Moment - FIRE HALL MUSEUM.

Check the museum's webpage for other special events and exhibits being held in 2024.

Hours of Operation

The museum is open Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


Admission to the museum is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted!

Group Tours

The museum offers a great opportunity for an outing for a school class, Brownies, Scouts and other youth groups. Note that washrooms are not accessible, as they are on the building’s second floor. The Fire Hall Museum charges for groups booking a private tour when the museum is not otherwise open to the public. The fee is $30 including all taxes. Fees may be waived at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or e-Transfer to

Learn about other public education opportunities led by the Cambridge Fire Department.

Contact the Fire Hall Museum

You'll find more information about the Fire Hall Museum & Education Centre on their webpage at

Contact the museum at or call 519-623-1340 Ext 4600.