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The National Emergency Services Museum is a museum in Sheffield, England. Opened on 8 May 1984 as the "Sheffield Fire and Police Museum", it was given its present name on 1 January 2014. It is based at a former combined police and fire station (opened in 1900) at the junction of West Bar and Tenter Street near the city centre. A notable feature is one of the few remaining Fire Brigade observation towers in the UK. (The only other known one is at Hatton Garden, Liverpool, when built the headquarters of Liverpool Fire Brigade).
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Avoid this place if your little one is scared of mannequins as there are quite a few dotted around. If however your children like vehicles then this place is great. You can take a trip on a Fire Engine and have a look around ambulances and police vehicles from times gone by. Entrance fee gives you annual membership so it’s good value and a fun trip on a rainy day.
Great day out with the family, loads to see and do. My kids loved being able to go into the vehicles, try the uniforms and helmets on. They also really enjoyed the ride in a real fire engine. Friendly staff, great prices.
Interesting museum with plenty of charm. Good way for the kids to spend a couple of hours. Lots of things for the kids to pick up and uniforms to try on. Pricing is fair and one entry gets you entry for a year. Parking nearby in the public car park over the road.
Much better than expected. Great for kids. Love that you can get inside the old vehicles. Cafe food could be improved as could the queue system for the fire engine ride. But all in all a great time was had. Would recommend to anyone who is visiting Sheffield.
This is absolutely the very best National Emergency Service Museum I have been to. It's the best in the country.The fire engine collection blew my mind. I can safely say this was one of the best days of my life. You might find cheaper emergency service museums, but you won't find better.
Really good value for money as the entrance fee is for a years access. My 20 month son loved riding the cars and exploring the museum. I think his faves were riding the fire engine and playing in the toy engine on the top floor. Be warned the steps are steep and tricky so some care is needed to climb to the top!
I enjoyed it as much as my grand daughter She loved being a detective looking for answers to clues and she liked climbing onto the emergency vehicles. We will be back for sure.
This place is kind of eerie. There’s a terrible smell in the police and prison area, which pervades out through the museum. I haven’t been since they refurbished the cafe but last time we went the cafe was like something from two decades ago: all instant drinks and long-life cake. The garage area with all the vehicles to climb in is lots of fun for the kids, but then there are other bits that are a little unnerving, like the reconstruction of the road accident. In short, this place is great if you go with a fire engine obsessed toddler, who just sees what he wants to see. But, if you go with older kids, they may be rather less keen.
Visited for the first time this week. Very friendly staff. Clean and all very well displayed. Kids enjoyed it and learned.
A very interesting mix of things old and new from all the emergency services, retained and voluntary. A great curiosity to just wander around.
Loved it! So much fun... And I'm a grown up. Really good time. Lots to learn and play with. Buy a ticket and it lasts for a year. Going back, no question.
What a great find. We came here as my wife's choice for a day out for mother's day. The staff here ( who I understand are volunteers) are wonderful and the museum itself is really interesting. It certainly isn't state of the art, but this is one of its greatest charms. We certainly will be visiting again. This would be a great place to bring people from over seas as it shows the history of our emergency services in a very British way. If I had any criticism, it would be that some of the vehicles could have more information, but this is a minor detail, especially when remembering that this place is run volunteers on a charitable budget. 5 stars from me.
brilliant place for the children and big kids like me too :) well worth a trip and drop a donation too to help out if possible :)
So good, the things or vehicles with an animal on means you can go in them or touch them. I will recommend this to anyone who likes history and to people who want a nice day out.
Well worth a visit brought back some memories,but not enough ambulance memorabilia again to much fire service stuff on show , but asi said well wortb a look.
A very quirky little museum. Lots to look at and do. Most of the emergency vehicles you can get inside to look around. It dosn't take long to get around so I was quite disappointed, only an hour really. You could stretch it out to 2hrs if you paid (£1 per person) for the fire engine ride that went around the block. I think it needs a lot if money thrown at it. It's worth a visit. Carparking. Over the road is a small carpark spread over several streets. Easy to see on Google maps. £4.50 for 24hr parking.
A great museum with lots of hands on stuff. Weekend rides on a fire engine is worth the extra payment. Wrap up warm as there is a lot to see outside of which lots is undercover.