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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)
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+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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Great place for little boys (and big kids)

This is a smashing museum, a must for any young children fascinated with police cars and fire engines. It's great for a couple of hours on a rainy day, including a ride in a fire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a smashing museum, a must for any young children fascinated with police cars and fire engines. It's great for a couple of hours on a rainy day, including a ride in a fire engine, complete with siren. Lots to see and do, ranging from the old police cells to looking round the inside of an ambulance. If going... More 

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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandson is just under 3 years old and at his request we have already been here 3 times. He is a fan of fireman sam and this museum just brings everything to life for him! Yes, the building is 'quaint' and the facilities are basic, but this just adds to the charm. The staff are lovely - kind, caring... More 

Thank alstrostar
San Mateo, California
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum with lots of ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles. Nice exhibits. It's in a very old building with lots of steps and twists and turns so DO NOT take a stroller/push chair. Carry or slings for little ones who can't walk. My 5 year old and 8 year old loved it and we went with 9 and... More 

Thank Emma M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out, lots to do and see for two little boys. You can ride in a fire engine, play on one, police bike etc. Everyone is really friendly. It's not that clean, baby change needs to be done standing up as the table looks like it belongs in the museum but after all that we loved it and would... More 

Thank HBO1
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum was quite good, with fire engines, ambulances & police cars old and new to view. Some work was been done in the indoor part with the fire engines so couldn't see much of that. The children enjoyed the prison cells but soon got bored as there wasn't all that much to do, I'd say within 2 hours your done.... More 

Thank JadeyJ15
Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

An excellent hands on museum to visit for both young and old. I think we paid around £7.50 per Adult and an extra £1.00 to have a ride on the Fire Engine, this took you a ride around the block, well worth it and kids love it The Museum is on 3 floors and you will need an hour or... More 

Thank Kevin D
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went a while ago and found it quite interesting. The old fire trucks were my grandsons favourite.

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We arranged a visit to Sheffield for a couple of days especially to visit the museum and we're glad we did. We spent a good few hours looking around and my son was in his absolute element! Both my son and daughter loved being able to dress up and sit in some of the vehicles. They spent ages role playing... More 

Thank Emma L
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Brilliant place to visit for transport fans of all ages. Nice touch that you get to ride in a fire engine with sirens. Took the grandkids and my 5 year old granddaughter and she was a bit nervous of some of the displays but Andy put her mind at ease. My 2 year old grandson absolutely loved it. Thanks to... More 

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Chesterfield, England
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came here for some poxy Ghost Night that my girlfriend made me go to. It was alright, but there's blatantly no ghosts that live in this place, or anywhere for that matter. They say, if you don't believe then you won't experience any unusual activity, which says to me ghosts are just a figment of peoples imagination. But you know... More 

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