Chartered Insurance Institute Museum

Chartered Insurance Institute Museum
20 Aldermanbury
London
City of London
EC2V 7HY
England

Website

Telephone

020 8989 8464

020 7417 4417

Fax

0207 7260 131

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In the 17th century the only effective fire-fighting service was that provided by insurance companies to their clients. To prove that owners of buildings had taken out insurance policies that entitled them to assistance, they had to display the insurance company’s official firemark outside the building. A unique collection of these firemarks and fireplates is on display at the museum, together with other artefacts relating to the history of fire-fighting and fire insurance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Generally open Mon-Fri 9.00 to 17.00 but advisable to ring in advance.

Collection details

Archives, Law and Order, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Firemarks
  • History of fire-fighting and fire insurance
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