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National Emergency Services Museum

101-109 West Bar | Old Police/Fire Station, Sheffield S3 8PT, England
+44 114 249 1999
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Lots of vehicles to view plus local history

Housed in old police station complete with cells. Friendly staff and lots to see - great to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian L
Well worth a two hour visit.

Located on the corner of the street that our hotel was situated, so we decided to have a look... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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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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101-109 West Bar | Old Police/Fire Station, Sheffield S3 8PT, England
+44 114 249 1999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in old police station complete with cells. Friendly staff and lots to see - great to see the kids dressing up. Great value for money

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the corner of the street that our hotel was situated, so we decided to have a look in It is a old fire station filled with all the different emergency service vehicles from the past, brings back memories of our youth when you...More

2  Thank SUSAN H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place, full of old emergency vehicles relating to the Fire; Police and Ambulance. One of our party used to drive one of the Police cars that was on display at the museum so that was the highlight of his day. Great place to take...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took our 3 year old fire engine man daughter here and had an amazing time here. They had lots of fun looking at all the wonderful things in display here and even took a ride in a fire engine which she was thrilled...More

Thank becgomm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite interesting but be aware that it is inside the old fire house, so although all emergency services are represented, the main focus of the museum is the fire service. I spent about 2 hours here and enjoyed my visit. The blitz...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend was due to visit me and has seen the 'usual suspects' in Sheffield so I suggested the NES Museum (somewhere I've wanted to visit for a while). As he is a vehicle buff, he was delighted and the museum did not disappoint. Over...More

Thank VirgoLady19
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum with a registered blind student. From first entering the museum, the staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming. We were told we could touch everything, plenty of things to try on and vehicles to explore. This was so different...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, loads to see, can get in some of the vehicles and outfits to try on, for an extra £1 you get to ride in a Fire Engine, staff very friendly and helpful - spent 2 hours in there - loved it!!

1  Thank hawkins186361
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I had a great day out at the National Emergency Services Museum today. I was genuinely surprised at how much there was to see and the staff were all so helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. The kids enjoyed the interactive play and had...More

1  Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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...More

Thank srotideuk
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14 June 2017|
Response from BeachandBeyond | Reviewed this property |
It is not too far to walk, although Sheffield is a bit hilly; it's maybe 30 minutes walk from the train. Go through the city center (Fargate etc) towards the University of Sheffield roughly northwest from the train station... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
The museum does not have a lift due to the age of the building but while they refurbish each area they are doing there best to make it as mobility friendly as possible. They have places seats on each floor so you can have a... More
1 March 2017|
Response from ModestlyAmazing | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I've had a look for you. It opens from the 18th of Feb and it's a permanent feature by the sounds of it. And the opening times of the museum are 10am-4pm. Hope this helps! :)