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National Emergency Services Museum

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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Ranked #20 of 83 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Emergency Services Museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined...
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Type: Specialty Museums, 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 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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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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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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60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

3 generations went on our visit, My 3 year old son, My parents and, of course, me. There was plenty to appeal to all ages - a good diversity of exhibits covering all the main Services and covering multiple eras too. Ex-Service vehicles, quite a few of which can be climbed into, along with various outfits to try on, models,... More 

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a great little museum, it's brilliant for a toddler for an afternoon visit. There are 3 floors, accessible via uneven stone steps. This is absolutely to be expected as the building is very old. It's very historical with many exhibits, although not any police vehicles, just lots of fire engines. It's local for us but any further I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went with two 7 year old boys and a 4 year old girl. We all enjoyed it, a variety of police and fire vehicles, memorabilia, police cells, café and a volunteer who slid down the fire pole. Brill.

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