"This is the place where you can find thorough answers to all questions concerning the history and development of roads. In a 1000 m2 machine hall there is an exhibition of machines that have been driven on Estonian roads throughout times as well as technology that was used to build them.
The Helsinki City Rescue Department's Fire Museum was opened on 12 February 1986. The museum, which displays several hundreds of intriguing items, has a floor area of 400 sq.m. The oldest item in the museum is a water reservoir from the 18th century, which was used as an auxiliary water tank as recently as the Second World War. Roughly 98% of the items on display have been used by Helsinki's actual fire brigade or contract fire brigades.
A museum which is always in a state of readiness! All children will enjoy themselves among all the fire trucks which they are also allowed to sit in. After exploring the museum, the children’s’ own fire truck waits outdoors; here they can jump in and out as much as they want. There is also an old-fashioned handheld hose which gives a sense of how it was to be a fireman in times past. Swings, a sandbox and a large trampoline add extra fun to the games.
The museum is full of memories from the good old times and offers all ages a lot of exciting things to see. More than 100 old vehicles, including a Morris Bullnose a Harley-Davidson from 1917 and more; an old time classroom, old cameras and radios among other things will help you to take a time trip into the past.