Fire Police Museum Sheffield
Fire Police Museum (Sheffield)
Old Fire Station
Virtual Tour of the Museum
0114 2491 999
0114 2491 999
About the Museum
The Museum is the LARGEST volunteer run Museum of it's kind in the UK, The Museum is run ENTIRELY 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 from the City Council and City Fathers 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 1985 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. Some years later a new 'infestation' has arisen.
Circa 1900 building opened. Police & Fire Brigade shared the same building.
1929- Fire Brigade moved to Rockingham Street.
1965- Police moved to new premises up the road.
Prisoners now enjoyed the luxury of modern cells!
1980- Museum acquired by South Yorkshire Historical Society in a VERY DERELICT CONDITION
1982- The main yard was opened for viewing one Sunday of each month admission cost 50p.
IF YOU CAN PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION OR HISTORICAL DETAILS (PARTICULARLY PHOTOGRAPHS) WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD CONTACT THE MUSEUM ON: 0114 2491 999
Why Not Give Your Child A Birthday To Remember
Our Party Room is available to hire on Sundays 11.30am - 3.30pm and includes the use of video and audio cassette players to help your party go with a swing. Guests also have full access to the museum and children's play area. Fireman Sam will also present a small gift to the birthday girl or boy and a Joe Scarborough print to the hirer with the compliments of the museum.
Party Room Hire Charge £70 admits 20 children and up to 10 adults (ask for details of charges for extra adults/children) Fire Engine Rides can be included for an extra £45 Please ask for details All children riding on the Fire Engine receive a commemorative certificate
Also... ROOM HIRE, FIRE ENGINE HIRE (FOR EVENTS etc), ESCORTED TOURS WITH LECTURE OR EVEN DRIVE ONE OUR FANTASTIC FIRE ENGINES
What Can You Do / See?
You can see a massive selection of fire engines dating back to the 18th century. Firefighting equipment and breathing apparatus.
Displays on fire safety and the modern fire service.
The definitive ‘Charlie Peace’ display including a police cell dedicated to Sheffield’s most notorious criminal. A realistic street fire scene. An Edwardian fireman’s bedroom. Police cells. Emergency model train layout. A truly ‘international’ fire service room. Foreign fire appliances. Police station enquiry office. A superb collection of old local artefacts
Why not take your children to the play area with a fireman’s pole and fire engine. Let them learn in a creative, educational and fun environment.
Use a fully equipped audio/visual lecture room (available to hire for children’s parties and conferences etc).
Look around the shop, containing models, prints, toys and souvenirs, including the largest collection of die cast emergency vehicles in the country. Or Just relax in our café with it’s open log fire and let your children watch Fireman Sam VIDEOS.
Sun & Bank holiday Mon 11:00-17:00
By appt during the week
Last entry 16:15
Closed: Christmas Day & New Years Day
For current prices ring the museum on 0114 2491 999 or visit www.firepolicemuseum.co.uk