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National Emergency Services Museum

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Excellent place for all ages

This was my third visit, the museum does show some history to old vehicles used in the past, in an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Time filler

Visited on a cold damp miserable day, but was cheered up by this qaint little Museum. A little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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The National Emergency Services Museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations in the centre of Steel City, Sheffield.Opened in 1983 with just 2 Fire Engines and a few small exhibits and only...more
101-109 West Bar | Old Police/Fire Station, Sheffield S3 8PT, England
+44 114 249 1999
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here quite a few times. Lately the entrance fee has been hiked up. The Museum hasn't improved though. Still cold and damp with a few old police cars and fire engines knocking about. If this is britains biggest emergency services museum the rest must...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit, the museum does show some history to old vehicles used in the past, in an original building. An idea the museum could use is guided tours by the volunteers or interactive screens/head pieces telling the history of areas of interest,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank junade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold damp miserable day, but was cheered up by this qaint little Museum. A little tired in places but quite interesting and worth a visit. Splash the cash for the for engine ride a nice little aside. Contains some novel little items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful, friendly staff. This is a great museum covering a wide range of emergency services, as well as charities, showing how they've changed over the years. The entry fee gives you free access for a year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barclay M
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A great venue with stacks of history and very interesting information boards throughout the museum. This was very interesting with new exhibits around every corner. Well worth a visit, we spent just over 3 hours but could of spent more time there. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DaddyC1960
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A really great collection housed in a building which is itself at the heart of fire service history.Brilliant exhibitions with new material to discover everywhere, and all displayed in a well laid out plan.From the person with a casual interest in the emergency services to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here on a whim and it was so worth it, loads of information, the staff are VERY friendly and we rode on a fire engine for £1! Would 100% recommend for any ages, really enjoyed!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GuestGemma
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A whole range of historic emergency vehicles telling the story of their development. Apart from taking issue with my young companion calling 1974 ' the olden days' we enjoyed all the exhibits. And the ride in the fire engine! Although his favourite thing was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A most interesting 999 services museum...given though it is a ''national'' museum, one wonders how far its reputation has actually spread?

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Kids (aged 8 and 5) enjoyed the fire engine ride which was worth the extra pound each (despite the queue) but the rest of the exhibits seemed a bit dated and unloved in places e.g. why have a large model railway layout and not have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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11 August 2018|
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Response from m_wakefield | Property representative |
Fire Engine Rides are every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00
14 June 2017|
Response from BeachandBeyond | Reviewed this property |
It is not too far to walk, although Sheffield is a bit hilly; it's maybe 30 minutes walk from the train. Go through the city center (Fargate etc) towards the University of Sheffield roughly northwest from the train station... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
The museum does not have a lift due to the age of the building but while they refurbish each area they are doing there best to make it as mobility friendly as possible. They have places seats on each floor so you can have a... More