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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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Good day out

really enjoyed it here and had a ride with my Granddaughter on a old fire engine. It was very... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
lynnebarn
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great Fun!

Great fun! Highly interactive with lots to see and do! Kids get to dress up and board many of the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
shortyclairebear
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east yorkshire
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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
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+44 114 249 1999
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

really enjoyed it here and had a ride with my Granddaughter on a old fire engine. It was very interesting and had Charlie Peace,s original prison cell. Has a little cafe and the staff are all pleasant.

Thank lynnebarn
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great fun! Highly interactive with lots to see and do! Kids get to dress up and board many of the vehicles! We spent a fair few hours here today and really enjoyed it! Parking in the car park opposite is just £1 for all day...More

Thank shortyclairebear
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track well worth a visit if you have kids that like interactive displays, had a ride in fire engine on the day we visited. Lots of outfits to dress up in, appliances.to climb aboard, very educational, interactive exhibits are really good, can...More

Thank AlanBT2014
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Museums where you can only look at things are boring. Here you can touch, play, ride on fire engines, dress up, watch model rail ways, brush up on your highway code, simulate various bin/house fires...and the museum just seems to keep going. I'm probably supposed...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We visited the museum on a week end stay in Sheffield and was not disappointed, on entry a friendly gent gave us some useful information about the premise and exhibits. It brings out the child in you because you can get into some of the...More

Thank raz62
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Ideal for under 10s with lots of fire engines and police cars to look at and sit in. Plenty of local history about the services to read. For older children and adults. Most of the exhibition is indoors so ideal for a rainy day. Demonstration...More

Thank DAVE131040
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Best Museum and the only one world wide which covers all emergency services: Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard/Lifeboats. Even international gadgets and appliances are on display. Scary exhibits are on display, murder weapons for example.

Thank Cracker999
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here on our arrival in Sheffield for an overnight stay. There are a lot of exhibits and plenty of vehicles to explore. This is a real gem of a place, with lots of hands on things for the children. They even offer rides...More

Thank Laurence H
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've just taken my 5 year-old grandson & 8 year old granddaughter to this museum, & I think it's fair to say we all had a good time. There's plenty to see & loads of items to get hands-on with, as well as several vehicles...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Sunday morning, our party age ranged from 7 to 66 years and everyone really enjoyed it. Fantastic range of memorabilia, lots of dressing up and hands on activities for children and adults alike. Really interesting information and definately something...More

Thank t l
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hylandterry
How do we get from railway station to museum. We are visiting tommorow. Thank you
14 June 2017|
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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
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bren711
Is this museum suitable for the elderly to walk around and do you have parking facilities, as I would be in a 10 seater minibus. Thanks
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
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seamad2015
I have been trying to find out the opening times for 'THE SHEFFIELD BLITZ' in the National Emergency Museum. I remember the blitz very well it & I'm looking forward to seeing how they have put this exhibition together.. All the answer phones are really out of date & refer to events last January. However, we are going & crossed fingers it is open when we get there.
1 March 2017|
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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! :)
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