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What's on...

Credit: Ian M Spooner / Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

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Discover a wide range of events, workshops, activities, talks and tours here at NESM


Discover a vast selection of yearly events



Explore more with our themed talks.



Learn more with hands-on activities and workshops.


Whats on...

Throughout the year we host a wide variety of events aimed at all ages from smaller weekend events to large events with live music and a vast array of activities.


Wartime Christmas 2021

11th and 12th December 2021

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


Steamers and


Returning 2022

Enjoy a subgenre of science fiction and science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and get the chance to see a working steam fire engine in full steam.


Collectors' fair and off site store open event

Returning 2022

Join collectors and enthusiasts from around the country as we host our yearly  collectors fair and special opening of the museums vast off site store.


Arms and Armour

Returning 2022

Explore, Discover, Learn and Play with our collection. Meet armed Police Officers from South Yorkshire Police and get the opportunity to see the equipment they use. Find out more about this event.


Mega Machines

Returning 2022

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


Villainous Victorians

Returning 2022

Ever wondered what Victorian Sheffield was like? Are you interested in Victorian crime and punishment? Do you love all things horrible history? Step through NESM’s Victorian doors and delve deep into its past with live actors, historical interpretation, games, storytelling, entertainment and much more!

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Everyday Superheroes

Returning 2022

Come face to face with real life Super Heroes from every day Emergency Services to super heroes of the sky, water and of the animal world. Jump onboard our Fire Engine and discover what it would be like rushing to an incident. 


Mobs & Murder

Returning 2022

Come and learn about the hidden history of Sheffield’s gang wars in a building that was at the heart of it all, from costumed storytelling to a recreated pub, this event will be fun for all the family. Explore the original Police cells that housed infamous gang members like George Mooney and Sam Garvin, learn about the brutal war between one of the first specialised flying squads and the all-powerful gangs that ran the city of Sheffield and be taken back in time to the dark...

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