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.

- Learn all about who the everyday superheroes are, from teachers to fire fighters!

- Learn about how the emergency services help us when we are in need

- Learn how and when to call for a superhero

- Learn about what you should do to help superheroes in a fire

- Explore the museum to see all of the equipment used by superheroes

Links directly to personal, social and emotional development ELG.

- Learn about the Great Fire of London, the facts and the fiction!

- Learn about how the Fire kick started organised firefighting in Britain

- See objects from the time of the Fire and how different they are to the modern equivalent

- Explore the museum to discover equipment and vehicles from the past and modern day

Links directly to History

In-house visits and workshops…

People Who Help Us: (EYFS and KSG 1) Great fire of london: (KSG 1) Crime and Punishment: (Workshop: £1 per person) (KSG 2)

- Learn about Crime and Punishment through time

- Learn about the Police service through time and how they help us in modern day

- Learn about Charlie Peace and how his story is important to the time line of crime fighting in the UK

- Learn about our early 20th century police cells and prisoner life

- Learn about modern day crime fighting and the difficulties emergency services face

Links directly to History and Crime and Punishment topic.

Extreme Vehicles: (Workshop: £1 per person) (KSG 1, 2, 3 and 4)

- Learn all about  what is needed for a vehicle to work by looking at over 40 different vehicles

- Learn how fire engines have changed over time, how they work and why they are special

- Learn about ambulances, how they have changed and what makes them work

- Learn how police cars are different to normal cars

- Learn about different emergency services motor bikes, push bikes and other small

vehicles and how they are different to their everyday counter parts.

- Learn how different ways of powering vehicles (man,  horse, steam and petrol)

have different uses and advantages

The level of technicality discussed will depend on the age group in order to ensure appropriate and maximum learning.

Links directly to Design Technology and Science subjects.

WWII (The Blitz and Sheffield):(Workshop: £1 per person) (KSG 2, 3 and 4)

- Learn how WWII affected the UK (rationing, going off to war, everyday life changes etc.)

- Learn about how the emergency services were affected

- Learn the facts about the Blitz

- Learn how the Blitz effected everyday life

- Use museum objects to see and feel the Blitz history!

Links directly to World War II topic.

Can also be concentrated on Sheffield in order to link to Local History topic.

Group Admission Cost… (15 or more paying visitors)

Ticket type:


Adult (16 - 60 years of age)


Child (3 - 15 years of age)


Concessions (60+ years of age)


Student (With valid ID)


Wheelchair users (Due to limited access around the old building)


NESM is home to the “City of Sheffield” RNLI Lifeboat!