FAQ: In and Around the Museum

Does the Museum have parking?
There are parking lots adjacent to the Museum and limited street parking on Adams.  The Museum does not, however, validate parking.  Parking on Adams is regulated by parking meters, Monday through Friday, and free on the weekends.

Is there a coat check?
No. Unfortunately, we don’t have adequate space for this service.

Are baby strollers permitted in the Museum?
Visitors may use strollers throughout the building.

Is there a place to eat?
The Museum does not have a place to eat and no food or drinks are permitted on exhibit floors.  For field trip groups, the Museum can provide a place for the children to eat their lunch if the Museum is contacted prior to the visit and arrangements are made.

Are there restaurants in the area?
Yes.  Downtown maps are located at the admission area of the Museum.

Is the Museum wheelchair/handicap accessible?
Yes, the Museum is wheelchair accessible, including an elevator with access to our second floor Exhibit Space and our Banquet Room.

How long will it take me to see all exhibits?
At a minimum, visitors should plan their visit for no less than one hour.  Most visitors remain longer, some spend the day!

Who will enjoy the Museum?
The Fire Museum of Memphis was designed to attract visitors of all ages.  For some, viewing our antique trucks and experiencing our rich history in the Great Fires Room meets their expectations.  However, once they discover the sights and sounds of the FedEx FireRoom, our visitors realize this in no ordinary fire museum, but an experience they want to share with others.  Our exhibits demand hands on participation, so get ready to drive a real fire engine in the children’s play area (simulator addition coming in the Fall, 2014), slide the fire pole, and play specially designed fire and life safety computer games in the Arcade Room.

Can I take pictures inside the Museum and in the courtyard area?
Still photography is permitted for private noncommercial use only in designated areas (No Tripods allowed).  Photographs of the Fire Museum of Memphis cannot be sold, published, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.

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