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“Saturday afternoon outing”

National Emergency Services Museum
Ranked #13 of 173 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 2 of the buildings 46 rooms open for the public to view the museum has grown and grown year by year. Now with thousands of exhibits and 26 exhibition areas, around 45 vehicles on display and not forgetting many more exhibits and vehicles currently in storage ready to be displayed we are still developing. The Museum is a Registered Charity and does not receive any major funding. Everything that you see here at the museum has been achieved by donations and your entry fee's.We are always working to update the museum and make the museum more hands-on and interactive for visitors!
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Had a Living Social voucher (£4.00 for 2 people - normal price is £5.00 for an adult ticket) for this museum. Parked just over the road as the museum itself has no parking facilities. We took my elderly parents with us and they were only able to see what was on the ground floor as there are a few flights of uneven stone steps up to the other floors and no lifts or other assistance. For this reason I am glad I didn't pay full price. My husband and I did see the whole of the museum including the upstairs exhibits and enjoyed what we saw. There was a 1940s event on at the museum today which made the atmosphere a bit livelier than I imagine it would have been otherwise. On the whole an interesting visit and for £2.00 each I won't complain.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

On a typical wet weather day, we finally managed to get to this museum. The children were justifiably excited and so this was a great option. Parking is easy and right across the road, and the museum staff are friendly. There are a number of fire engines that the children can clamber over, and (rather oddly), at the top of the building, a large model railway - they liked this the best!! The staff have thoughtfully provided little steps for small children to see!
There are plenty of firefighting exhibits, in the old fire station, and even a very tall (the tallest) firefighters pole - which was demonstrated for us! The old police cells were interesting, with a macarbe but equally interesting display of murder articles and culprits. The children got to walk around, climb things and generally have fun - the name of the game!
Now the negatives.. Not enough police cars... and: stairs. There was no access upstairs for the pushchair which was a shame - but not surprising given the age of the building - we were told there was buggy parking, but didn't try it. The museum features lots of steps and trip hazards - take care with children. The signage is a little jumbled or non existent, and there isn't really enough information about the exhibits - which are also a little jumbled. If you want to touch/feel then great. If you're there for history and information, you may have to look a little deeper. Overall though - this was a good, well priced, and interesting trip out for the children on a rainy day and I would recommend a visit! - set aside about 1-2hrs before the children start to go crazy!!!

2  Thank JK695
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Derby Police Museum Team visited the National Emergency Service Museum on Sunday 25th May. We were taken around the Museum and was shown the items on Display and told the Story's about the Building and its use.
It was great to see all the display from Police, Fire Service, the vehicles etc. Its a place i and the Police team will be coming back to again.
I would highly recommend anyone to go its worth taking the kids to see the Fire engines which you can take and a look inside the ones on display and so much more to do.

They have a great gift shop and coffee shop with getting something to drink and eat when you have purchase there book on Victoria Murderer / Criminal Charlie Peace.

Well done guys we will be making another visit soon.

Many thanks

A Waterhouse

Derby Police Museum.

1  Thank BuffaloBill_1890
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

If the emergency services interest you then this is the place. I agree with other comments re small children finding some of it a bit baffling but other than that and a little caveat about the 3 flights of stairs to the topmost exhibits, then this is a little gem of a museum.
All 3 main services are featured,with some excellent information and scenarios.
A comprehensive range of vehicles,friendly staff,a basic café/wc and a gift shop.
I would definitely go again.

2  Thank antony c
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Good day out with very interesting displays! It was interesting to experience the cells and learn about some famous prisoners. Young children may get bored after a while. I don't think there is any parking.

1  Thank AbzBradford
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