National Emergency Services Museum

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National Emergency Services Museum
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Established 8 May 1984
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Coordinates 53°23′08″N 1°28′15″W / 53.3855°N 1.4707°W / 53.3855; -1.4707Coordinates: 53°23′08″N 1°28′15″W / 53.3855°N 1.4707°W / 53.3855; -1.4707
Type Heritage centre
Visitors 45000 / year[1]
Director Matt Wakefield

The National Emergency Services Museum is a museum in Sheffield, England. Opened on 8 May 1984 as the "Sheffield Fire and Police Museum", it was given its present name on 1 January 2014. It is based at a former combined police and fire station (opened in 1900) at the junction of West Bar and Tenter Street near the city centre. A notable feature is one of the few remaining Fire Brigade observation towers in the UK. (The only other known one is at Hatton Garden, Liverpool, when built the headquarters of Liverpool Fire Brigade).[2]

The collection covers law and order, and social history. The museum is a Registered Charity (1161866) run by volunteers, and is open on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Mondays to Fridays during school holidays, Wednesdays to Fridays during term.[2]

It also has a number of paintings, including one by Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough.[3]


  1. ^ The Star (Sheffield) 8 January 2015 "Emergency helped give Sheffield museum a new lease of life"
  2. ^ a b Museum Website
  3. ^ BBC: Your Paintings Fire and Police Museum at Sheffield

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