About the UKs National Emergency Services Museum


Come face to face with some of the most amazing vehicles and exhibits around!

Feel as if you're in the thick of the action and adventure, with the sights and sounds of the National Emergency Services Museum.

The Museum is the LARGEST volunteer run Museum of it's kind in the UK, and is mainly staffed by volunteers and relies on sponsors, donations and money from the door/Gift Shop and Cafe

If YOU could help us in any way possible, we would be VERY grateful if you could contact the Museum

The Museum was acquired in 1982 and was set up as The South Yorkshire Fire Service Historical Society. The building had stood derelict for many years and fire-fighters from the South Yorkshire Brigade began to refurbish the Victorian Police and Fire Station so that a permanent home would be found for the vast range of fire service related memorabilia that was sitting in attics and local fire stations all over the county. By August 1983 the museum was ready to open it's doors. Though much work has been done, there is still a tremendous amount to be done to restore all the rooms to full use. Incidentally, the first job ever tackled was the eviction of squatters in the shape of a flock of pigeons.


The mission of the National Emergency Services Museum is to recognize and preserve the heritage of the Emergency Services and its contribution to the community. To promote education of fire and life safety.


To be a centre of National Importance for the Heritage of the UK's Emergency Services. Reach capacity for museum visitors; become a destination site for tourism in Yorkshire and to be locally and nationally recognized for the quality of our exhibits.