National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield

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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).The collection covers law and order, and social history. The museum is a Registered Charity (515105) run entirely by volunteers, and is open on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Mondays to Fridays during school holidays, Wednesdays to Fridays during term.It also has a number of paintings, including one by Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great little museum with lots of ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles. Nice exhibits. It's in a very old building with lots of steps and twists and turns so DO NOT take a stroller/push chair. C...  more »
  • Great day out, lots to do and see for two little boys. You can ride in a fire engine, play on one, police bike etc. Everyone is really friendly. It's not that clean, baby change needs to be done stand...  more »
  • Museum was quite good, with fire engines, ambulances & police cars old and new to view. Some work was been done in the indoor part with the fire engines so couldn't see much of that. The children enjo...  more »
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  • I've not been yet, but this museum doesn't sounds like the type of place that disabled people who like the history of the emergency services (like me, although my forte is the police) should avoid like the plague because, unless you're a wheelie (wheelchair) user, they don't do concessions...you have to pay the full ¬£8. To me, this is a major put-off if you're planning to visit quite often, if you don't mind paying nearly ten quid to visit, fine, but if not, don't even bother. The feller who I spoke to said that really they should charge more considering the size of the place. What a flaming cheek! Charge any more (like ten quid) and watch the visitor figures DROP because I guarantee that NO-ONE will want to visit if that's the case.
  • Lots of interesting things to see, probably not suitable for younger children under 5.
  • Took my girlfriend and daughter and we enjoyed it so much. There are loads of stuff to see, do and wear. The price is cheap too
  • Friendly staff and a wealth of history, ranging from pre-war fire wagons to recently decommissioned Police vehicles. Has some gruesome tales to tell of local serial killers too in the cells display.
  • Small but great fun for any little ones (or big un's) who love for engines, police cars and train sets.