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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

What's new at NESM...

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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...


Inexpert witnesses, dodgy doctors and naughty Victorians

Friday 5 November 2021

14:00-15:00 or 18:00-19:00

The medical profession and criminal law have worked together over the millennia, from the Ancient Egyptians to the present day...


Sensory Play for

Friday 26 November 2021

Friday 17 December 2021 

10:00-11:00 or 13:00-14:00

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

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Wartime Christmas

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 2021

Celebrate the festive season with live music and dance, crafts, living history displays, reenactors, fire engine rides and so much more!


Museum online shop

Not able to visit us in person? You can still support us with a purchase through our online shop.


From children's toys to that special something for the emergency services fan in your life, our online shop has a whole range of gifts and souvenirs that can be shipped to you wherever you are.


Our shop directly supports our charity and every purchase helps us to preserve the history of the emergency services for future generations.