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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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Went for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed it. The staff were lovely and friendly, lots of exhibits to enjoy, my 7 year old loves emergency vehicles and loved being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed it. The staff were lovely and friendly, lots of exhibits to enjoy, my 7 year old loves emergency vehicles and loved being able to climb and sit on them. Definitely be going back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My 4 year old loves a visit here, climbing on the engines and being in back of a police van. I do need to visit without him so I can get the time to read the exhibits. I do need to make sure that my baby is in a carrier as not suitable for prams. However the building although old... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Took our 4 year old and he loved it. We spent a good couple of hours looking at all the police, fire and ambulance emergency service vehicles and equipment through the times. Well worth it and would return as any child who loves emergency vehicles would really enjoy it!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cheap day out, especially with a Groupon deal. 5 year old boy in our company loved it, lots to see and he really enjoyed being able to climb in the fire engines etc. Slight downside was that on the day we went it was warm and the buildings don't seem to have much/any ventilation, so it was very muggy walking... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On my visit too many bored under 5 year old children hurrying their adults through - I felt more appeal to older children and adults as lots of reading to get the best out of it -- Lovely old vehicles (and some not so old - I remember them on the roads not sooooo many years ago)Don't leave out The... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting place with lots to look at, lots of vehicles to climb in/on for youngsters and vehicles from every era for people of any age to get nostalgic about and an enjoyable few hours spent there.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took my grandchildren, 3, 5 and 12 years old..All had fun. Reasonably priced couple of hours. Plenty of "hands on" things to do. Great ride in real fire engine, for a donation. Little one loved climbing onto the vehicles (though some are, understandably, out of bounds) 5 year old liked the dressing up. There's a little cafe on sits (didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited during a stay at the Hampton By Hilton as we had a few hours to kill. Some great facts and interesting exhibits within although some did lack detail/description.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Myself and a fellow childminder took the children (aged between 2 and 12) on a second visit to this museum it was brilliant, the children had a great time from trying the outfits on to sitting in the back of a police van. We spent a good 2 hours there and there was so much to do! Run by volunteers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A large party of us visited here for my sons 3rd birthday as he's crazy about emergency vehicles. From the minute we arrived we were talked to by friendly staff. The man on the front counter talked us through where everything was and spent a good 10 mins telling us all about how the building is haunted. There was plenty... More 

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