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Opening times:

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last entry into the museum is one hour before closing
The museum can be closed from time to time for maintenance, events and other activities

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Coming up!

Steamers and Scallywags, Steampunk weekend

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2022.

Join us in NESM’s bonkers building and be transported into a magical world of imagination, invention and adventure. This Victorian Police, Fire and Ambulance station, packed with wonders and curiosities, acts as the perfect backdrop for a brand new Steampunk wonderland!


Discover our exhibitions

Whether you're learning and playing, exploring and discovering or wanting to relax and enjoy, our exhibitions will tick every box. From the young to the young at heart we try and tailor all our exhibitions so that there is something for every visitor to enjoy.

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Visit us...

With over 40 vehicles on display and three floors of exhibits housed within a stunning historic building. Make the most of your visit and find out more info and prices.


Learn with us...

Join our Learning and Discovery team with education visits that are designed to teach vital life safety skills through hands-on learning with history!


Hire us...

Need conference space... Our newly refurbished room hire is available day or night from just £90 for six hours and includes museum admission for all delegates.

What's on at NESM...


Sensory play

6 May 2022
3 June 2022
1 July 2022
29 July 2022
26 August 2022
23 September 2022

Themed hands-on play, stories and songs for under-5s. Pre-booking is required.

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Reviving the Dead

7 May 2022

6 August 2022

29 October 2022

Get up close and personal with real skeletal remains under the guidance of a forensic anthropologist. See how forensic scientists identify individuals using only the skull and reconstruct a human face yourself. Pre-booking is required.


Steamers and Scallywags

11 and 12 June 2022

Enjoy a subgenre of science fiction and science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery


School trips to NESM!

Bring classroom learning alive for all ages with curriculum-linked workshops hosted at our museum, or outreach visits to your venue.


From life during the Great Fire of London to People Who Help Us, your group will get hands-on with history and the role of the emergency services.

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