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

charity commission: 1161866.

HOME Last entry one hour before closing
The museum can be closed from time to time for maintenance, events etc… Please check our EVENTS page for more information.

Donating to the collection…

The National Emergency Services Museum (NESM) currently cares for around one million individual items telling the story of all of our Emergency Services from Fire, Police and Ambulance to Mines Rescue, Water Rescue and Air Rescue plus so much more including their social stories and memories.

With the vast developments across the services over the years we will always be collecting amazing stories, equipment, vehicles, documents from a wide range of deportment's and services.


We are extremely grateful for all donations from buttons to vehicles and from verbal memories to photos and documents.

We do ask that all donations are discussed with our team prior to your visit to the museum.

We are rarely able to accept walk in donations. All donations require a small object entry form to be completed on donation or loan of said item.

Please contact us on 0114 2491 999 or for more info.