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National Emergency Services Museum

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Address: 101-109 West Bar | Old Police/Fire Station, Sheffield S3 8PT, England (Formerly Fire & Police Museum)
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+44 114 249 1999

The National Emergency Services Museum is located in one of Yorkshires...

The National Emergency Services Museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations in the centre of Steel City, Sheffield.Opened in 1983 with just 2 Fire Engines and a few small exhibits and only 2 of the buildings 46 rooms open for the public to view the museum has grown and grown year by year. Now with thousands of exhibits and 26 exhibition areas, around 45 vehicles on display and not forgetting many more exhibits and vehicles currently in storage ready to be displayed we are still developing. The Museum is a Registered Charity and does not receive any major funding. Everything that you see here at the museum has been achieved by donations and your entry fee's.We are always working to update the museum and make the museum more hands-on and interactive for visitors!

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This place is actually epic.

Being a keen admirier of emergency services and working with them myself, a group of mates and I decided to break the five years of 'we should go there' and did it. The exhibits... read more

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103 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a keen admirier of emergency services and working with them myself, a group of mates and I decided to break the five years of 'we should go there' and did it. The exhibits are well maintained and informative with a great selection of hats and uniforms to try on. We also go a chance to ride in a Fire... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little museum run by real enthusiasts who know their stuff. Value for money. Well worth supporting.

Thank DAJH595
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the museum for a meeting, and wanted to leave some feedback. I can't find fault at all, all the staff/volunteers at the museum are so lovely, and very helpful! Nothing was too much... Matt, even stayed way past his finishing time to make sure we where ok and everything was perfect for our meeting! We had a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based in a former Fire Station this gives a great insight of the emergency services from the earliest days up to fairly modern time. There are displays of police work from the earliest time from offences to condition of cells all presented in a fascinating and animated way. They have a large display of vehicle from all services and from... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know who enjoyed this trip more, the kids or myself. I used to work for the Yorkshire ambulance service so I found the museum very interesting. Spread over 3 floors and no lifts so you need to be fit !! Lots of exhibits to see and you can climb into most of them. Today they were doing a... More 

Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the city for our husbands to watch the snooker and we wanted somewhere to visit for a few hours before their session started, this museum fitted the bill perfectly. We spent about 3 hours visiting. Great place for children and big kids too. Really enjoyed the ride in the fire engine and plenty of interactive displays too.... More 

Thank shamsmic
Solihull, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to spend a couple of hours,the museum is spread over a few floors, the ground floor has exhibits detailing criminals of Sheffield, a lot of old emergency services vehicles that you can get in and a section about the Blitz in Sheffield. The other floors have exhibits on emergency services in other countries and fire safety. There is... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a smashing museum, a must for any young children fascinated with police cars and fire engines. It's great for a couple of hours on a rainy day, including a ride in a fire engine, complete with siren. Lots to see and do, ranging from the old police cells to looking round the inside of an ambulance. If going... More 

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42 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our grandson is just under 3 years old and at his request we have already been here 3 times. He is a fan of fireman sam and this museum just brings everything to life for him! Yes, the building is 'quaint' and the facilities are basic, but this just adds to the charm. The staff are lovely - kind, caring... More 

Thank alstrostar
San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great little museum with lots of ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles. Nice exhibits. It's in a very old building with lots of steps and twists and turns so DO NOT take a stroller/push chair. Carry or slings for little ones who can't walk. My 5 year old and 8 year old loved it and we went with 9 and... More 

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