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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
All reviews fire engine police cells emergency vehicles service vehicles old police station model railway layout fireman sam climb inside train set all ages hands on activities on display few hours old victorian blue light interesting place interactive exhibits
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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. A cab (picked up at the train station) would only be about a 5 minute drive). If the weather is nice I would walk since there is lots to see along the way.
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
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 rest and the staff are always willing to help as much as they can.