Sheffield Fire Museum Ghost Hunts | National Emergency Services Museum | Yorkshire


Sheffield Fire Museum Ghost Hunts
(National Emergency Services Museum)

Event Date | Saturday 31st October 2020
Event Price | £40.00 per person
Deposit Option Available

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Reportedly the Most Haunted Museum in Sheffield, Haunted Evenings invites you or shall we say DARES you to join us on a night of ghost hunting at the National Emergency Services Museum | Old Fire and Police Museum in Sheffield. Try your hand at ghost hunting using all the latest equipment, take part in your own experiments and/or stay close to the team as they explore and investigate the paranormal goings on at this eerie location. This is your best chance of experiencing ghost hunting in Sheffield first hand. The Haunted Evenings team will leave you wanting more as they conduct some unique experiments at this fantastic location!

History of Sheffield’s Fire & Police Museum

The building, that now houses the newly appointed National Emergency services Museum ( national status achieved 2014), had stood derelict for years and was built for the Victorian Police Fire Brigade in September 1900. The building was used for both functions until 1929 when the Fire Brigade relocated. During Word War II, the police cells were reconfigured to enlarge them enough to create a secure location for the Police forces telecommunication system. From 1965-1980 the building stood empty after the Police force also relocated. The building became derelict, with broken windows and left in a horrid state, until the building was acquired by firefighters from South Yorkshire who used the building to display artifacts from the services history. The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1983.

Paranormal Activity at Sheffield’s Haunted Museum

Plenty of paranormal activity has been reported here at the Fire & Police Museum and Haunted Evenings fancy taking all their extensive paranormal equipment with a load of budding ghost hunters to investigate for themselves what actual haunted happenings occur here. It’s been recorded that ghostly sightings have occured throughout the building, hotspots allegedly are the bottom of the stairs where a full bodied apparition was seen as well as voices heard in the cellars and upstairs rooms. With so many artefacts housed in the museum, its highly likely that spirits haunting the building are attached to memorabilia that is displayed here. It’s also been reported that a strong negative spirit still resides in the building. What will we find when we investgate here?..

What’s Included | Sheffield Fire Museum Ghost Hunts?

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks & various snacks
  • Guided tour/access all areas (areas to include police cells, former stable block, main fire station, firemen’s bedrooms, former dining room etc),
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full vigil details)
  • Chance to investigate on your own or in groups or both!
  • Full use of all the very latest paranormal equipment

Event Dates Available…

Saturday 31st October 2020

Event times | 8.30pm-2.00am
Doors Open | From 8.15pm

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Full Price: £40.00



*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*This location is sadly not suitable for people with mobility difficulties


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What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. If choosing to place down a deposit, please ensure you pay your remaining balances in no later than 4 weeks prior to the event (9th February 2019). Approximately 1 week prior to the event, welcome information will be posted up on the “YOUR EVENT” section of the website, although this could be as late as 48 hours before.


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What's Included

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks on arrival)

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Paranormal Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee,hot chocolate & soft drinks will be available throughout the event.

Map / Location

National Emergency Services Museum
Old Police/ Fire Station
W Bar
S3 8PT

Event Review / Spoiler!


If only we could set off the sirens to help shout about this place we would! This magnificent Victorian building in Sheffield is a fascinating time capsule for the emergency services. With original police cells, fire station, former bedrooms, old stable block all to explore and all crammed with memorabilia (including many unexpecting mannequins lurking!), it is little wonder this location is a firm favourite amongst the team! You can just sense the history from the moment you walk in!

Last night was our 3rd visit here and once again, guests were split into 3 groups to head off and investigate all areas. This location has so many rooms to explore, it’s hard to cover all areas in the allotted time!

Ouija boards (Activity Room) –
1. 14 year old boy named William, possibly hanged himself in the cells area. Guest experienced neck pains and being pushed whilst another felt a cold breeze from his leg up to his neck area. The name Alim was sensed, 7 children. Prostitute, raped and murdered by “the gaffer”. A light anomaly was also captured by a guest on video.
2. A personal connection was made during vigil 2 as well as the sound of dragging on the floor and a guest feeling like they had been prodded in the back.
Controlled kit Vigil (old stable block and police cells) –
1. Movement devices triggered in the end cell simultaneously and an EVP played back a word that was spoken prior to the recording. Rempod triggered at the far end of the police cells corridor.
2. Male spirit was connected with (during a human pendulum) in his 50’s passed from heart problems. A class A EVP was captured in the cell area which can be heard saying ” I don’t like it, get me out of here”. A glass in a cabinet was seen to move.
3. A female spirit, during a further human pendulum, was connected with. A prostitute locked up in one of the cells who had also come forward during an earlier vigil (Alim). Bitterly icy cold spots were felt during this vigil. Spirits William and “the gaffer” were also connected with.
Equipment / lone vigils (former fire station communal areas – upper floors) –
1. A guest experienced the sense of being touched at the back of the old Fire station area and dowsing rods detected energy spots on the ground floor. On the upper floor, a female medic was sensed by a team member which was verified by the location staff.
2. A female (child) spirit (possible name Molly) was sensed by more than one person during lone vigil time.
Upper floor bedroom an EVP was heard on playback swearing after guests asked for the spirits favourite swear word.
3. Shouty style EVP’s captured during the last vigil, one which suggests “get back – help me” and a further “get out”. This seems to be a possible connection to a dominant male. A further EVP “I see you, climbing up that” was captured in an upper floor bedroom

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights event and to the team who headed into Sheffield in force to help bring forward some cracking paranormal experiences! Guest photos will be posted up later today.


Last night the team returned to a cracking venue we first investigated in January of this year. With so much activity last time, it was surely going to be a tall order to expect another equally good measure of paranormal paradise? But what can we say, Sheffield’s Emergency Services Museum raised the bar and left us all in a spin! …This Victorian Fire & Police Station was “on fire” evidence wise, with some real moments of “wooahh”!


OLD POLICE CELLS/STABLE BLOCK – With a dark corridor of police cells to investigate, as well as the old stable block, guests investigated this area using a combination of equipment and traditional techniques. During Vigil 1, a male energy came forward through the pendulum experiment, established to having murdered a family member. During the pendulum, a guest reported stabbing pains whilst another felt a shiver down his back at the same time a rempod triggered. In the cells, 2 guests braved it alone and out of ear shot, spirit was asked to try and effect them. Without knowing this request had been made, the 2 guests shouted out that they felt sudden cold temperatures and that someone was pushing down on their legs!

Vigil 2 in the same area was certainly a highlight. A voice was captured saying “Robert Henry” when we asked for their name (listen in to the EVP here). Through yes/no pendulum questions, we established he had stabbed someone to the chest and that he did not want us to go into the cells. Naturally we did anyway and as a couple of guests looked around, they spotted a mugshot on the cell wall of Robert Henry!!! AMAZING! The cell floor was lined with k2 meters and after 15-20 mins of calling out, the meter closest to the door started to trigger on command when we asked if the spirit wanted to drag us out of the cell. A very exciting vigil which intensified as the session went on. One we will never forget!

Vigil 3 a female guest had to be taken out of the experiment twice due to feeling nauseous which was also felt by other guests in the group. On speaking to the museum volunteers, this is a fairly common occurrence and appears to be increasing in sensation!

OLD FIRE STATION – We allocated this area to conduct Ouija board sessions. For all 3 groups, energy on the board was slow to build, with 2 out of the 3 groups eventually experiencing contact from the other side, one from a spirit named Geoff and another from a spirit child called Pipi. Dowsing rods were also used to communicate with spirit and energy spots detected.

FIRE STATION STAFF QUARTERS – Guest had the opportunity to split off and investigate the several rooms on offer. Whilst equipment remained fairly dormant throughout the evening, voices were captured on voice recorders on the upper level, with shouts given on command in an area that at the end of the night, museum staff confirmed was active with a spirit that doesn’t like you being there! A guest also sensed an accident had occurred and this was verified by staff that the bike she was stood next to, had been involved in a fatal accident.

Thank you to all last nights guests who fully got stuck in to investigating this incredible building. To Mick and Dale (museum volunteers) who made us all feel incredibly welcome and to last nights team. We shall be back to this location in 2020, we’d be silly not to, it was mind-blowing!

Thanks for the feedback!…..

“Had an amazing night, thank you so much Haunted Evenings team. So much activity. Xx” 15.09.19 L.Jenkinson Source:facebook

“It was an amazing night thank u xx” 15.09.19 H.Roberts Source:facebook

“Will definitely be booking with you again really enjoyed this event xx” 15.09.19 S.Bowbanks Source:facebook

“It was my first time on one of these ghost hunt events and what an awesome night it was loads of activity. Will definitely be booking for another one soon won’t we Diane Teolis ☺️” 15.09.19 T.Garrigan Source:facebook

Where to start, where to start?!
What an absolute pleasure last nights investigation was! To be able to spend the evening in what felt like a tardis of Victorian history all laid out over several areas, police cells, corridors, the old bedrooms and former fire station canteen….the list goes on! – it was the building that kept on giving! Perfect for splitting off into isolated zones, each vigil taking on a different feel and providing a variety of evidence – our time here flew and the team left all agreeing we need to return!!

Highlights of the evening:
Spending time in the old 1900’s police cells was naturally going to form part of our investigation and in this area, including the former stable block beyond, guests took part in an equipment vigil.
During one vigil, a couple of our devices started to indicate shifts in temperature and movement which prompted an EVP session. A faint “help” was heard on playback so in a later question, we asked again if they wanted help. The EVP we got in response was indeed a further “help” but much louder and clearer than the first. Down in the end cell, a further EVP said “help him”. When we asked for the number of the cell, we received the response “seven” (the only numbered response throughout the session) and on saying goodbye, we heard a “thank you very much”! All this from a cell that apparently reports a negative energy….all food for thought!

Ouija board sessions for 2 out of the 3 groups were similar in as much as the glass moved quite strongly but the information given didn’t make much sense. A child spirit was picked up in the Police Station office area and on the ground floor fire station, a male spirit who spelt the word “crew” came through.

Upstairs above the fire station, guests were free to roam the old fire brigades former communal areas (old function/ dining room) as well as the upper level which had several rooms off, all once bedrooms for the Fire Brigade before they moved out in 1924. Whilst some guests didnt experience much goings on, for others, growls were heard as well as K2 meters going off on command. Whilst the level of activity varied throughout this zone and much was about being in the right place at the right time, it was nevertheless a challenge to spend time alone up there!

On behalf of all of the team, thank you to all the guests who came out last night to spend a haunted evening with us in this cracking Sheffield location. We hope you all enjoyed your time here as much as we did and all got home safely.

Thank you for the feedback!

“Really enjoyed it thankyou” K.Siddons 19.01.19 Source:facebook

“Was a good night thank you” L.Clark 19.01.19 Source:facebook

“Enjoyed it thanks x” H.Peck 19.01.19 Source:facebook