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“Great short day trip indoors for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Emergency Services Museum

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 #29 of 253 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Sheffield
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“Great short day trip indoors for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great location to take children and lots of old engines and things to climb on. Benefits from the heritage of being in the original fire station but can be cold in winter and would benefit from investment in the cafe. However low entry fee is more than value for money for a couple of hours

Visited December 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Museum with extra....ghosts!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My husband and I went on a paranormal investigation arranged by an external company. Looking around the museum initally it looked as though it had some interesting items to look at; particularly as my husband's father is a retired police officer, so some of the items he recognised as being used by his father. The old fire and police vehicles were wonderful and I'm sure would delight 'boys' of all ages! We experienced a lot of paranormal activity, but if you're scared of ghosts, don't worry because I'm sure it is different in the day light!

Visited November 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went today with our 10 year old daughter. Was interesting for children and adults. However, I do think if you are thinking of going to take note of what it says on their website about wearing warm clothes, it was freezing today! It is not very expensive so is worth a visit and to support the charity. Don't expect to be there hours though, I think we were in and out in an hour or so.

Visited November 2012
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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“An old favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A sure fire cert for those with a small (boy) child and a partner who works weekends. Before long I was recognised by the staff and came close to getting my own parking space

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“A great day out for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The kids love this place and want to go back time and time again. It's a bit heavy on the fire engines and a little light on the police, but I can't blame them for that.
Only problem is that it's a bit cold in the winter

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