Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum has won a national award as the UK’s most family friendly museum. The independent museum faced closure following the Covid-19 lockdown period and was saved by a crowdfunding campaign. Among its exhibitions and features are historical vehicles and equipment includin a fire pump dating back to 1710. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Helen Shepherd, marketing coordinator at the National Emergency Services Museum.
The City of Sheffield RNLI lifeboat has been welcomed home in an unveiling at the National Emergency Services Museum, West Bar, where it is to remain following decommissioning. Named on 28 July 1989 at Whitby Lifeboat Station by the Duchess of Kent, the City of Sheffield lifeboat later served for fifteen years in Poole where she launched 557 times and saved 650 lives. The 26 ton vessel was funded mainly by Sheffield residents who contributed £435,000 towards the £560,000 costs as part of the Sheffield Lifeboat Appeal. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
A permanent exhibition has opened at the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield to commemorate the World War Two bombing of the city.The German air raids took place over two nights in December 1940, killing and wounding more than 2,000 people. A recreation of life in the blitz, including recordings of the raids, has been unveiled at the National Emergency Services Museum.It was opened by 98-year-old Doug Lightning who worked as a firefighter during the bombing attacks. Simon Thake has this report for Sheffield Live!