Opening times:


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

Things to know before you book:


Book with us: We have limited the number of visitors, so you’ll have to book using our online ticketing system. If you’re a new visitor without a valid year ticket, don’t forget to follow through to the payment page and purchase your tickets. If you only book your tickets and don’t pay, these will not be valid.


Stay safe! Please don’t visit if you’re in a high-risk category, are self-isolating or if you or anyone you have been in contact with is showing symptoms of coronavirus.


A few changes: For safety, certain aspects of the museum will be unavailable; these include our fire engine ride experience, dressing up stations and the closure of our police cells. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will reinstate these.


Card is king! To keep our team safe, we ask that you use card or contactless to make payments whilst with us. 


A nice cuppa… Please do note our coffee shop is takeaway only at the moment. You can purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks but won’t be able to use the coffee shop like normal.


Sanitiser at the ready! We will have various sanitiser stations around the building and we ask that you do use these throughout your visit. Sanitiser and wipes will also be available for all of our digital screens and interactives that require it.

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.


Visit us...

Learn with us...

Hire us...

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.

What's on...

Come face to face with real life Superheroes from every day Emergency Services to superheroes of the sky, water and of the animal world...

Everyday Superheroes 


Steamers & Scallywags


Science fiction and science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery...


Contact us...

National Emergency Services Museum

The Old Police/Fire Station

West Bar


South Yorkshire

S3 8PT

Telephone: 0114 2491 999


National Emergency Services Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Registered with the charity commission: 1161866.

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