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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)
Phone Number: +44 114 249 1999
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Description: 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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We enjoyed visiting this place.we had a discount voucher off a family ticket .therre were lots of different things to look at.uniforms to try on.you could go in the back of an old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this place.we had a discount voucher off a family ticket .therre were lots of different things to look at.uniforms to try on.you could go in the back of an old ambulance .i would recommend for children 7 and up.the gift shop was terribly over priced

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Where to start; to write this review I did take some time to think it over, four months to be exact, but I'm still not sure. I did give 4-out of 5 as I do want to be excited about this place and the great work done by the volunteers, some of them serving police officers or firefighters, who selflessly... More 

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m_wakefield, Manager at National Emergency Services Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting the museum and for your comments regarding your visit to NESM. Yes you should be excited about this museum and hopefully with all the new amazing interactive exhibitions that are due to open over the next few years it will definitely FIRE your imagination. The museum had a major change in management in August 2011, this... More 

sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I came here with a disabled gentleman, and due to the age of the building could not recommend it for people with mobility issues. Fortunately the gentleman I was with was having a good day and managed the various steps and even made it up to the first floor, the main problem we had was that there is no seating... More 

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m_wakefield, Manager at National Emergency Services Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting the museum and for your comments regarding your visit to NESM. We are currently undergoing major development plans with regards to funding for disabled access to the museum including access to the upper floors so I hope such development will assist you in the future. We do have a few chairs dotted around the museum for... More 

London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Out of term times only open occasionally.This museum is based in an old police station.So it has a lot of police memorabilia and policars cars and bikes.Additionally it has ambulances and fire engines.Since the actual exhibition is not that inspiring it is best if you are interested in the vehicles.The lighting has gone inone of the police cells so you... More 

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m_wakefield, Manager at National Emergency Services Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting the museum and for your comments regarding your visit to NESM. The museum is housed in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations and with its victorian police cells, tiled walls and open cobbled yard the building does get cold. We are currently in the process of creating a funding big... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

its interesting if your child is into firemen and police, unfortunately its that old, we had two injuries while there from things falling off. would be brilliant place to visit if your child had a project as there's lots of information and the staff know lots too. my boy loved the police bikes and got a fireman helmet from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My son had just turned 2. This place was perfect to keep him entertained for a couple of hours. We spent most our time by the vehicles. The steps are a little challenging for little legs but a strong mummy or daddy can carry them up the floors! Interesting for adults as well. We visited before at Halloween and noticed... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had always wanted to go to this museum for a few years, so took the chance. It is a very good place, but a little on the compact side. Plus having a pram some parts are quite difficult to navigate on your own. The charges for entry are ok but do charge for kids, which is a downside whereas... More 

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CHESTERFIELD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took 2 of our grandchildren here, and really enjoyed thevisit. Spread over 3 floors it covers the history of the Police services and the Fire brigades. Plenty to keep the young ones entertained with climb on vehicles, displays and an exceptionally good model railway. Could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here and the day was topped off by... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My Wife and I came to the Museum with two of the Grandkids ages 9 and 5 on the 24th 2014 on entering the staff from the onset were most helpful I was informed that if we purchased a family ticket it worked out cheaper than purchasing 2 concessions and 2 children before we even started on the tour we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My 3 year old loved the museum and we went out in a frire engine made the visit complete very interesting place

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