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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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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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Really good fun!

Visited here with my 2 children, we really enjoyed it, we looked around it all, it was really quite freaky too with how old everything was.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Swiftys2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here with my 2 children, we really enjoyed it, we looked around it all, it was really quite freaky too with how old everything was.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the building being cold (wrap up warm due to this being an old victorian building) this is a great place to visit with children. They are allowed on/in certain vehicles and can try on various helmets. They can also go in an old police cell which smells awful! The fireman's pole is only for staff members but the staff... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Hampton hotel on the evening of a trip to Owlerton. On the Sunday morning i had a wander out to look for a newsagents and spotted this place, was just looking through the windows when the curator appeared, saying he was just about to open up, was I interested? Went to get kids from Hotel... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Took young grandchildren, ages 4 - 8, had a really good time seeing all the different emergency vehicles through the ages and the uniforms etc

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Rotherham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I went with my 42 year old son & my 2 grandsons, 6 & 9, and we had a whale of a time for over 2 hours on a damp Saturday afternoon. There was something for all of us including the train layout for me on the top floor. The boys climbed in every vehicle that they could & tried... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Great museum just round the corner from the Hotel we were staying. Lots to see, just wish we had the grandchildren with us, they Would have loved it!

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Well this is a surprise. To be honest it sounded a bit tacky, but it's nothing of the sort, it's terrific. The police cells look, feel and even smell like they are still in use. The exhibits are well constructed and informative. The vehicles are fantastic with the freedom to board some of them. Upstairs the fire exhibitions are very... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A reasonable price for a family afternoon. Great opportunity for children to learn about the history of emergency services. Lots of things to see and do, and some vehicles they can climb on including a ride around the block in a fire engine. Well worth a visit

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a police, fire and ambulance museum. Set in an old 1899 police and fire station. Over three floors, something for everybody from young children to retired members of the emergency services. A private run museum it. Is one not to be missed. Google for opening times and days. But go and see it. You will not be disappointed.... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I came to the national services museum firstly for a ghost hunt but then again in the afternoon for a proper look around, really informative, good friend and everyone was so friendly

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