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Opening times:

Temporarily closed

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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About us...

The National Emergency Services Museum is a self-funded organisation dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Emergency Services and their communities. We are regularly involved in local community work, wider national and international projects as well as events all over the country.

The National Emergency Services Museum is housed in a unique Victorian combined Police, Fire and Ambulance station on West Bar, opposite the Law Courts of Sheffield City Centre. In this Tardis-like building we house a treasure trove of items, from a 47 foot lifeboat to the Insurance Fire Brigade's beer tokens! With over a million items in our collection and over 50 vehicles on-site we tell the stories of the Emergency Services and society through dynamic, interactive and hands-on displays, exhibitions and events.  We offer a day out where all the family can enjoy a real Fire Engine ride experience, climb a mini climbing wall, explore our smoky Blitz exhibition, jump on a Police motorbike and tread the corridor of our Victorian Police cells. With three floors jam-packed with items you can climb on, get in and try on you won't be short of things to do! With our all-new year tickets you can now visit as many times as you like within the year so you'll never miss out on our new exhibitions and most new events.


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With over 50 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.

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

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.

2020 has been an extremely difficult year for the museum sector and with the latest government guidance around a national lockdown, we have taken the hard decision to remain closed now until early 2021.

Nearly all of the events we planned for 2020 have been postponed until 2021. Click the more info button below to find out what events we had planned for 2020 and look forward to them returning in 2021!

See ya 2021!

From children's toys to that special gift, our online shop provides a snippet of our well loved shop from home.

The museum itself is currently closed but our online shop is still open in time for Christmas. 

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

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