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During 2019 the museum will be closed on the following dates:


Sunday 17th November 2019,

Friday 13th December 2019,


Christmas and New Year - CLOSED 23rd - 26th December, 30th December - 1st January 2020


In addition the museum can also be closed from time to time for maintenance, events etc…

we will try our very best to make these dates as clear as possible.


Bank Holidays…


Museum open on the following dates:

Friday 19 April 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00 (Easter Weekend)

Monday 22 April 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00 (Easter Weekend)

Monday 6 May 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00 (May Day)

Monday 27 May 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00 (Spring Bank)

Monday 26 August 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00

Autism Friendly days…


In 2019 the NESM team are working alongside the Autism Centre for Supported Employment to bring all-new opening days suitable for visitors with various sensory needs. Throughout the museum we use lights, sounds, smoke and smells to bring history to life but for these designated openings we will open with additional staff and simply just the lights on. Open 10:00 - 16:00 on the first Tuesday of every month.


Fire Engine Ride Experience EVERY BANK HOLIDAY

What’s on…

Memorabilia and Collectors’ Fair


Sunday 27  October


This is a dedicated event where we will be joined by collectors, specialists and enthusiasts from all over the country to celebrate, sell and buy all things vintage and modern Emergency Services!


If you're a stallholder and would like to attend this event/book a stall, please contact m.wakefield@emergencymuseum.org.uk.


Admission for this event only is £2 per person.


If you are interested in this event, please contact charity@emergencymuseum.org.uk as this event will be held at one of our off site store units.

Discover CSI


30 October - 3 November


Join our Learning & Discovery Team for a week packed full of extra activities relating to CSI.


Get truly hands-on with history.

Vintage Christmas Weekend


14 & 15 December


Celebrate the festive season in true vintage style, with live music performances from vintage vocalists, 1940s dance sessions for children, Father Christmas, crafts, storytelling, living history displays, period reenactors and even fire engine rides! Additional information to come soon.


Entry for visitors in period dress is discounted by £1