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Step outside the traditional classroom setting and embark on an exhilarating journey through history at the National Emergency Services Museum! Nestled within the walls of a Victorian police, fire, and ambulance station in Sheffield, this captivating venue served valiantly through both world wars. Delve into the remarkable saga of our emergency services and uncover the captivating narratives of the individuals who wore the uniform.

 

From the tumultuous Great Fire of London to riveting tales of Crime and Punishment, and the resilience exhibited during the Blitz, the museum offers a thrilling opportunity to immerse yourself in history. Engage in hands-on learning experiences and interact with historical characters, bringing the past to life in a dynamic and unforgettable manner.

 

Join us as we explore and celebrate the unsung heroes who safeguarded our communities throughout history. For further information and to embark on your educational adventure, click on the links below.

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Visit to NESM...

From the 'Great Fire of London' to 'People Who Help Us' our learning team offer workshops here at the museum for all age groups and abilities.

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We visit you...

Let us bring the history to you! With a range of loan boxes and outreach workshops to choose from. Suitable for both the young and the young at heart.

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Tours and Talks...

Our team provide a wide range of interactive tours and talks from evening youth club visits to historical talks around the Blitz or Crime and Punishment.

Group visits are required to pre book in advance. Any groups that have not pre-booked their visits may be denied entry into the museum. Pre-booked groups will be allocated booking forms, an invoice and provided with a room for lunch. All pre-booked group invoices are due for payment on or before the date of your visit.

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Extreme Vehicles (All age groups)

 

NESM has an amazing range of historic emergency vehicles on show. From fire engines to our 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat this is an amazing resource for those who want to explore what it takes to make rescue vehicles ‘fit for service’.

 

  • Explore the differences (and the similarities) between our modern and historic vehicles; horns, bells, sirens, flashing lights, ladders, springy suspension are all on show.

  • Explore the interiors of some of our vehicles,  gaining in-depth knowledge of rescue equipment.

  • Spark your group’s imagination and discover how an ordinary vehicle can be converted into an effective rescue vehicle, discuss and design your own design your own vehicle and vote on your favourite.

  • The workshops can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and will include focus on history, design technology and science.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To learn the workings of historic and modern emergency vehicles.

To learn how emergency vehicles have developed over time.

To understand why vehicles were changed in order to assist with the saving of life.

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Extreme Vehicles (All age groups)

 

NESM has an amazing range of historic emergency vehicles on show. From fire engines to our 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat this is an amazing resource for those who want to explore what it takes to make rescue vehicles ‘fit for service’.

 

  • Explore the differences (and the similarities) between our modern and historic vehicles; horns, bells, sirens, flashing lights, ladders, springy suspension are all on show.

  • Explore the interiors of some of our vehicles,  gaining in-depth knowledge of rescue equipment.

  • Spark your group’s imagination and discover how an ordinary vehicle can be converted into an effective rescue vehicle, discuss and design your own design your own vehicle and vote on your favourite.

  • The workshops can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and will include focus on history, design technology and science.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To learn the workings of historic and modern emergency vehicles.

To learn how emergency vehicles have developed over time.

To understand why vehicles were changed in order to assist with the saving of life.

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Extreme Vehicles (All age groups)

 

NESM has an amazing range of historic emergency vehicles on show. From fire engines to our 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat this is an amazing resource for those who want to explore what it takes to make rescue vehicles ‘fit for service’.

 

  • Explore the differences (and the similarities) between our modern and historic vehicles; horns, bells, sirens, flashing lights, ladders, springy suspension are all on show.

  • Explore the interiors of some of our vehicles,  gaining in-depth knowledge of rescue equipment.

  • Spark your group’s imagination and discover how an ordinary vehicle can be converted into an effective rescue vehicle, discuss and design your own design your own vehicle and vote on your favourite.

  • The workshops can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and will include focus on history, design technology and science.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To learn the workings of historic and modern emergency vehicles.

To learn how emergency vehicles have developed over time.

To understand why vehicles were changed in order to assist with the saving of life.

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Extreme Vehicles (All age groups)

 

NESM has an amazing range of historic emergency vehicles on show. From fire engines to our 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat this is an amazing resource for those who want to explore what it takes to make rescue vehicles ‘fit for service’.

 

  • Explore the differences (and the similarities) between our modern and historic vehicles; horns, bells, sirens, flashing lights, ladders, springy suspension are all on show.

  • Explore the interiors of some of our vehicles,  gaining in-depth knowledge of rescue equipment.

  • Spark your group’s imagination and discover how an ordinary vehicle can be converted into an effective rescue vehicle, discuss and design your own design your own vehicle and vote on your favourite.

  • The workshops can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and will include focus on history, design technology and science.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To learn the workings of historic and modern emergency vehicles.

To learn how emergency vehicles have developed over time.

To understand why vehicles were changed in order to assist with the saving of life.

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Guts and Gore (Key stage 4)

 

Follow the history and the advancements in medicine from Leeches to Lasers.

 

Starting at our 1885 horse drawn ambulance we’ll chart the development and medical care from the Victorian period to the modern day NHS.

 

Moving to our WW1 trench exhibition will give students the chance to learn how war accelerated the medical technology to deal with unprecedented numbers of wounded – some of the things we take for granted now will surprise you.

 

  • Explore a modern ambulance

  • Handle primary source historical objects from our archive collection.

  • Hands on opportunities to learn in engaging and alternative environments.

  • Learn with our costumed interpreters and gain wider historical and social knowledge of the effect of organised health care on the nation’s population.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To know the difference between a primary and secondary source

To apply primary source analysis to exam style questions successfully.

To see primary sources and understand how they tell the history of medical development over time.

Extreme Vehicles (All age groups)

 

NESM has an amazing range of historic emergency vehicles on show. From fire engines to our 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat this is an amazing resource for those who want to explore what it takes to make rescue vehicles ‘fit for service’.

 

  • Explore the differences (and the similarities) between our modern and historic vehicles; horns, bells, sirens, flashing lights, ladders, springy suspension are all on show.

  • Explore the interiors of some of our vehicles,  gaining in-depth knowledge of rescue equipment.

  • Spark your group’s imagination and discover how an ordinary vehicle can be converted into an effective rescue vehicle, discuss and design your own design your own vehicle and vote on your favourite.

  • The workshops can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and will include focus on history, design technology and science.

 

The session’s objectives are:

To learn the workings of historic and modern emergency vehicles.

To learn how emergency vehicles have developed over time.

To understand why vehicles were changed in order to assist with the saving of life.

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