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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

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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My inner child loved it!

The concept of emergency services is a convincing underlying narrative for this museum and it fits remarkably well with a building that in its heyday headquartered both the police... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The concept of emergency services is a convincing underlying narrative for this museum and it fits remarkably well with a building that in its heyday headquartered both the police and the fire brigade. The ground level is a veritable feast of brass, polished wood and varnish. Engines, pieces of equipment, machinery, cars, motorcycles, vans, ambulances and other emergency vehicles are... More 

Thank AlexPesar0
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit and is reccomended for all, the prices are not too bad as it is a charity based fee as far as I'm aware. There is plenty too see and you can spend atleast an two hours here. The only downside is it could be a little more interactive for both children and adults, the vehicles... More 

Thank junade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves it here enjoys going the ambulances trying on the clothes and role playing. Staff are lovely and friendly nice little coffee and tea area. For the adults...they go a ghost hunt here at night absolutely BRILL a lot of activity here and very interesting in the history of Sheffield. This building is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very interesting collections, specially good for children, very helpful staff, we visited on a Sunday so not busy and relaxed. Paid parking near by available.

Thank Mgzafar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited today in a group of four 3 adults and 1 child who was 4 years old. The cost was reasonable and was £29 for all of us. We spent a total of just under 3 hours there with a very excited young child who was whizzing around, but happy which is the main thing. There was a police... More 

Thank Daniel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

A must for all the family Very interesting to see the old and new emergency vehicle's please ensure you have your camera with you its a must Keep a eye out for the sign by the inner gate for the times of the fire engine ride around the Sheffield town They even let you try on the emergency services uniform... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and almost left thinking it was for kids, we decided to give it a go and was really glad we did. Spread over three massive floors and with two yard areas there are loads of vehicles and showcase exhibits. Covers all emergency services. Lots of opportunity to get into vehicles. An amazing model train layout. On top of... More 

Thank BonnieBunny
Sale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

An interesting museum with plenty of exhibits over a more extensive area than first appears, Plenty of historical interest and information but let down by poor technology as several of the "modern" displays did not work.

Thank Keith E
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing experience for the young and young at heart ,my grandson went for his 2nd birthday as he loves all the emergency services cars .Ive got to admit he was a little young for a lot of it but it made his birthday special.There are lots of different rooms for all the different services.And I thought it... More 

Thank Jayne G
Clowne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Everyone must go here! A treasure of a place. Had a great time with family and it was difficult to say who enjoyed themselves the most. Also got to have a ride in a fire engine! Only problem is that there are steps, but so long as you can carry the children, you are fine as there are changing facilities... More 

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