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Estonian Firefighting Museum is quite a unique place, as it operates in an actual working fire station building. This means the firemen and big red firetrucks you see are not part of the museum exhibition and might hurry off to a rescue mission anywhere in Tallinn at any time. So the setting is pretty much as authentic as you can get. The building where both the fire station and the Museum are located, is one of the most remarkable pre-II World War limestone buildings in Estonia, designed by much-loved Estonian architect Herbert Johanson.

The Museum was founded by Jaan Vaarmann on 30th of October 1974. Museum has more than 20 000 units of historical equipment, uniforms, badges, flags, photos and other objects. Museum has a small library of books and chronicles about fire fighting in Estonia.