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National Emergency Services Museum

101-109 West Bar | Old Police/Fire Station, Sheffield S3 8PT, England (Formerly Fire & Police Museum)
+44 114 249 1999
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Ranked #24 of 124 attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The National Emergency Services Museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations in the centre... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My boyfriend had brought these tickets off-line & I didn't know anything about this place (nor did anyone else I asked) so I Just went along, exspecting a small little museum that would last 5mins...but when we pulled up in the car park across the road it instantly gave another story. This place was huge..three floors and so much interesting... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have 2 very discerning children whose first reaction to the prospect of doing anything which doesn't involve watching TV or messaging friends on Instagram with suspicion. Normally, the museum, castle, gallery or event we drag them to eventually wins them round, especially if there a play area or interactive exhibits or a decent cafe. Sadly, not even the unexpected... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a Living Social voucher (£4.00 for 2 people - normal price is £5.00 for an adult ticket) for this museum. Parked just over the road as the museum itself has no parking facilities. We took my elderly parents with us and they were only able to see what was on the ground floor as there are a few flights... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On a typical wet weather day, we finally managed to get to this museum. The children were justifiably excited and so this was a great option. Parking is easy and right across the road, and the museum staff are friendly. There are a number of fire engines that the children can clamber over, and (rather oddly), at the top of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Derby Police Museum Team visited the National Emergency Service Museum on Sunday 25th May. We were taken around the Museum and was shown the items on Display and told the Story's about the Building and its use. It was great to see all the display from Police, Fire Service, the vehicles etc. Its a place i and the Police team... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If the emergency services interest you then this is the place. I agree with other comments re small children finding some of it a bit baffling but other than that and a little caveat about the 3 flights of stairs to the topmost exhibits, then this is a little gem of a museum. All 3 main services are featured,with some... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Good day out with very interesting displays! It was interesting to experience the cells and learn about some famous prisoners. Young children may get bored after a while. I don't think there is any parking.

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Blackpool
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited on a deal £6 for a family ticket, which was fine for us. I'm not into vehicles myself but it was interesting to see some exhibits and view some very old and unusual vehicles. We particularly like the modern police custody van, where you could get in the back and experience the cells for yourself. After we had... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There is some amazing stuff in the museum, pictures, big equipment, small equipment and badges. Some kids may get bored, maybe they need to understand a bit more of the story. I spent several hours wandering around and I still wasn't sure I had seen everything. What was missing though were the stories and explanations of all the amazing exhibits.

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Cawood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The exhibits and information are perhaps aimed to inform an adult audience. Yet by its nature it attracts families with young children wanting a ride on a fire engine. The result is the kids get bored and run amok, so the occasional adult visitor is then alienated. It is run by volunteers, so perhaps they should be cut some slack,... More

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