National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield

4.5
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.
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  • This museum, situated in the old fire station, has displays representing all the emergency services, there‚Äôs even a RNLI lifeboat. A large number of the exhibits appear to relate to the fire service.....  more »
  • We had a fantastic birthday party here - splendid volunteers made us very welcome -Jeff slid down the longest pole in the land ; kids climbed on the police motor bike : parents dressed up in...  more »
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  • Fantastic gem of a museum that has something for everyone and needs all the help it can to keep going. Lots of vehicles to look at, history to read of both the emergency services, and Sheffield itself, lots of things for young children to see and do and sit in! Lovely little clean cafe with toys in to keep toddlers occupied and they serve wonderful coffee. The staff are really friendly and will stop to chat and tell you things about the exhibits. The building itself is very interesting but be aware, it is old and so the steps are uneven so not easy for pushchairs etc., and there are no lifts. Not the fault of the museum at all. The entrance fee is very reasonable, and there is more to see and do than you first realize. If you have kids that like to run round from one exhibit to another, allow an hour. If you read a few things, spend time taking in all the displays, go in the cafe and chat to the staff, you can easily spend 2-3 hours there. No parking but there is plenty near-by for not that much. 90% is indoors too so great for a rainy afternoon.
  • I really like this museum, they've got a wide range of emergency services vehicles both past and more recent. You can hope aboard some of them, others are just for looking at. There's even a lifeboat outside which you can occasionally go on (I think they open it up for certain events). The top floor is great and has a model railway, fire safety scene and police motorbike. There's a small cafe but I think it just does drinks and snacks so take a packed lunch if you're going over lunch time.
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