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

charity commission: 1161866.

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The National Emergency Services Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire but works alongside and/or in partnership with other attractions and groups across the UK .

Explore, discover and learn about our collections, associated museums and how to plan your visit…

SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE…

POLICE AND CRIME MUSEUM, GAINSBROUGH…

AMBULANCE HERITAGE SOCIETY…

EMERGENCY SERVICES MUSEUM, CORNWALL…

The Charity and National Emergency Services Museum is housed in the Victorian combined Police, Fire & Ambulance Station in the centre of Sheffield and is home to the bulk of the collection.

The original museum in Sheffield opened in the early 1980’s with just a few vehicles and exhibits from the South Yorkshire area. Over time the collection grew and developed into the National attraction you see today. The museum includes exhibits and vehicles from all of the Emergency Services and tells the story of the services and how they work together and the historic building itself is the prime exhibit.

The National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield is open all year round - see ‘Visitor info…’ for opening hours. Sheffield is the head office of the charity but as a whole NESM works alongside other attractions and groups around the UK.

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The Emergency Services Museum, Cornwall is a project that is aiming to expand the charty’s collection and create a new museum in Cornwall relating to the Emergency Services.

This attraction will allow visitors to discover more of the charity’s collection that has been in storage.

Currently we are searching for a permanent home for the museum in the best location for such attraction.

The current collection in Cornwall can be seen at a number of events in the area throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on this collection, the events we attend or if you are able to offer support. FIND OUT MORE NOW!


The National Emergency Services Museum and the Ambulance Heritage Society have a very close bond and work together to display the history of our Ambulance Service.

AHS are based in Nottingham and have a vast collection of vehicles, uniforms, helmets relating to the Ambulance Service and most of all a fantastic archive of documents and photos.

The AHS can currently be seen at many events across the UK but over the coming months some of this collection will be going on public display in the National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield.

For more information about AHS please click the link below to go directly to their website.


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The Police and Crime Museum in Gainsbrough is currently undergoing development to create the ground floor of this historical male and female split police station and court house.

The upper floor court room is sadly no longer in existence as the building has undergone many uses over the years. The old court room is currently used as the Old Nick Theatre.

The ground floor of this building is still home to the original police cells and a number of offices again separate not only male and female prisoners but the male and female police officers.

This new Police and Crime Museum will be home to much of our police collection that is currently in storage.