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National Emergency Services Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Registered with the

charity commission: 1161866.

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Come face to face with some of the most amazing vehicles and exhibits around!

Feel as if you're in the thick of the action and adventure, with the sights and sounds of the National Emergency Services Museum.

The Museum is the LARGEST mainly volunteer run Museum of it's kind in the UK and relies on sponsors, donations and money from the door/Gift Shop and Coffee Shop.

If YOU think you could help us in any way possible please contact us at the Museum

The building, which had stood derelict for many years, was acquired in 1984 and was set up as The South Yorkshire Fire Service Historical Society. Firefighters from the South Yorkshire Brigade began to refurbish the Victorian Police and Fire Station so that a permanent home would be found for the vast range of fire service related memorabilia that was sitting in attics and local fire stations all over the county. By August 1986 the museum was ready to open it's doors. Though much work has been done, there is still a tremendous amount to be done to restore all the rooms to full use. Incidentally, the first job ever tackled was the eviction of squatters in the shape of a flock of pigeons.



The mission of the National Emergency Services Museum is to recognize and preserve the heritage of the Emergency Services and its contribution to the community. To promote education of fire and life safety.


To be a centre of National Importance for the Heritage of the UK's Emergency Services. Reach capacity for museum visitors; become a destination site for tourism in Yorkshire and to be locally and nationally recognized for the quality of our exhibits.

“Original charity Formed in 1984”


The museum is open every Wednesday to Sunday in School term time from 10:00 to 16:00 with last entry at 15:00.

School holidays the museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 16:00.

(Please note that school holidays are based on Sheffield).

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