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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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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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Great place to visit

Took my nephews and my son had a brilliant afternoon. So many things for them to do and see. Very interactive. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my nephews and my son had a brilliant afternoon. So many things for them to do and see. Very interactive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank hboo2003
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with three young children aged 2,2 and 3yrs. It's free for under 3's then £6 for older kids, £8 per adult but only £22 for a family ticket. Parking was £4 for 2hrs nearby. Nice friendly staff on entry and told us where to go. We had a look at the cells and all the old vehicles dotted around... More 

Thank L200Heppy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a day at this museum found it a good little museum and good value bought a family ticket for £22.00 for 2 adults and 2 children which I consider good value. The children liked the the museum and found it excellent, not big but comfortable size for a couple of hours.

Thank Paul J
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went today with my husband, parents and two young children. My 3.5 year old loved it and had a great time trying on the hats and getting into the vehicles. There is plenty to see from the old police cells to modern day equipment. It was also interesting to see the old building and read about the history.

Thank MrsBarrett1986
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited today for my sons 2nd birthday. It was so good! We parked literally around the corner and saw lots of options for parking on our way near the museum. The museum itself is brilliant. It's very "real" and not polished as some places but this just adds to it. The lower ground with all the engines is great..... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We recently visited Sheffield for a day trip. We just happened to find this museum tucked away and I am so glad we did. It is much larger inside than it looks from the outside and has plenty of vehicles to amuse the kids-we stayed for about 2 hours which is a fair amount of time to look around the... More 

Thank Steph A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Still looking for something to do on a rainy day we ended up at this rather unusual museum - drawn in by the promise of a ride in a fire engine. We explored all the floors - the old police cells are quite stinky, the range of engines tea on display is quite extensive and the ride in the fire... More 

Thank Tinkerbell013
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We visited on Friday morning and there was a steady flow of people around the large building. We were given a warm welcome by the volunteers at the front desk and then had a wander round. There are displays inside (including in the old police cells) and the vehicles are outside in two yards. It was good to see items... More 

Thank EH-in-York
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We recently had a marriage vow renewal to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, at Hampton by Hilton. As a Police Officer and retired Police Officer, we went to the museum for a themed photo shoot. We spoke to Matthew, who I believe is the museum manager, a few weeks before and he was happy to accommodate our requests. Following our... More 

Thank LDW3369
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My son loves the emergency services and wants to be a police officer when he is older so loved the museum. There were lots of vehicle and the staff are nice. Most of the vehicles are old and you could not go down the fire pole because it was only for staff. You can have a ride in a fire... More 

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