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Getting here...

The National Emergency Services Museum (NESM) is located in the Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT

Visitor notice:

If you’re visiting the museum, you’ll notice roadworks and many other changes happening around our historic building. This is due to a major regeneration project that will improve the area around the museum at West Bar, including improving access into the museum itself. This should not affect visitor access to the museum but may impact on parking around our site. Read more at

If you are using a sat-nav or digital maps to get to us please be aware that the layouts of local city centres change frequently. The post code S3 8PT will bring you directly to the main road the museum is on.

Car Parking:

Unfortunately, due to the history and location of our building, we do not have our own car parking facilities. However, we are surrounded by multiple pay and display parking allowing you a great base to explore the museum and experience Sheffield. Please note the car park directly behind the museum (Lambert Street) is private with NO visitor / pay and display parking, please use other car parks.

For local parking visit:

Car parks within a 5 min walk to the museum are:

  • Council pay and display, Workhouse Lane (S3 8PH) est 30 second walk away.

  • Council pay and display, Silver Street (S1 2DD) est 1 min walk away.

  • Council pay and display, Copper Street (S3 7AG) est 4 min walk away.

  • Pay and display car park, Steelhouse Lane (S3 8PP) est 30 second walk away.

  • Hampton by Hilton West Bar Green (S1 2DA) est 30 second walk away.

  • NCP Solly Street (S1 4DE) est 2 min walk away.

  • Pennine Five Car Park Silver Street Head (S1 2DY) est 3 min walk away.

  • RCP Love Street Car Park (S3 8NW) est 3 min walk away.

  • Q Park Millsands (S3 8NH) est 5 min walk away.

  • Brookshaw Park Car Park Russell Street (S3 8RW) est 5 min walk away.

Getting to us by Bus, Train or Tram: The museum is just a short walk from the centre of Sheffield with our nearest tram stops being located at Sheffield Cathedral or Shalesmoor. Our nearest bus stop is located on West Bar, directly opposite to the museum with the number bus 57, 81, 82, 86 and 135 all stopping here.

More info: Travel South Yorkshire

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Make a holiday of it: Why not stay in a local hotel when visiting NESM and make a holiday of it. NESM is within walking distance of a number of hotels (some with onsite parking). 

Please note, all of the above information is for guidance and is subject to change. Please always check before traveling.

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