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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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Mega Machines

27 July - 27 August 2022 (Wednesdays - Sundays)

Explore some true Mega Machines and learn how they are used by the emergency services. Visitors will get the opportunity to see exhibits not normally on public display as well as  get up close and personal to some of our normal exhibits.


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

26 August 2022
23 September 2022
21 October 2022
18 November 2022
16 December 2022

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

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Reviving the Dead

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.


Quiet hour

5, 12, 19 & 26 August

Discover our museum without the hustle and bustle of regular opening hours and enjoy a little quiet time from 4pm - 5pm on Fridays during August. We’ll be turning off some sound and light effects during this time

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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