What's on...

Credit: Ian M Spooner / Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

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Events at NESM...

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.

See below what's on in 2021.

Out and about...

As well as visiting us at the museum you can see us out and about at many different events with our fleet of historic vehicles.


Find out where we are and when...

2021 UPDATE...

We will be reopening the museum on Wednesday 19 May 2021.


Sadly, as we will still be operating under Covid guidelines regarding visitor numbers and restricted activities until further notice, it is not yet feasible for us to host any of our usual events or confirm when we may be able to reinstate our events programme.


We will update this page with more information when we can, and you can also keep up to date via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Arms and Armour

 Date to be confirmed 

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

 Date to be confirmed 

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

 Date to be confirmed 

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!

Everyday Superheroes

 Date to be confirmed 

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

 Date to be confirmed 

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...

Wartime Christmas

 Date to be confirmed 

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

Steamers and


 Date to be confirmed 

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

 Date to be confirmed 

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.

Contact us...

National Emergency Services Museum

The Old Police/Fire Station

West Bar


South Yorkshire

S3 8PT

Telephone: 0114 2491 999

E-Mail: info@visitnesm.org.uk

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

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