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


Sunday 7th April 2019,

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

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

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

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

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

Autism Friendly days…


New for 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 starting Tuesday April 2nd to celebrate WORLD AUTISM DAY!


Fire Engine Ride Experience EVERY BANK HOLIDAY

"Summer of Crafts and Living History"


Every Wednesday Thursday and Friday through August,


More info coming soon!

"Memorabilia & Collector's Fair"


Sunday 27th October


For this date, the museum will be packed full of additional treats! 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 day only is reduced to £5.00 per person (this is due to many of the Museum's permanent exhibitions and displays being closed, altered or covered to accommodate the event).

"Dark Side of Crime"


October 30th - November 3rd


More info coming soon!

"Vintage Christmas Weekend"


14th & 15th December


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