Education Award Fund


Primary railway history research is a fascinating exploration of Britain's heritage. Today we probably board a train and just take it for granted, almost on the basis that it has always been there. But how many of us have the opportunity to make that historical exploration into its background?

The HMRS Educational Award Fund is able to help you with your interest in looking into the history of Britain's railway heritage. History happened only yesterday. All HMRS members make a levy as part of their annual membership subscription to support the Fund.

The Historical Model Railway Society recognises that today there is a greater emphasis on life-long learning and with this in mind applications are open to persons and groups of all ages. Awards are usually in the range of £100 to £250 and we like to publish the results of completed projects in the Society's Journal or display them at our Museum and Study Centre.


Cash awards are available to both individuals and groups, such as schools or colleges, to assist them by providing funding to carry out site visits, take photographs, purchase old maps etc., and visit museums and other archive sources. In recent years we have provided financial support to primary schools visiting the Severn Valley Railway and The Midland Railway Centre. The HMRS also provides bursaries for students studying with The Institute of Railway Studies, University of York. Awards are usually in the range of £100 - £250; conditions apply.

Applying for an Award

Whether an individual, school or an Education Officer with a preserved railway, further details are available from our Education Officer  using the form below.

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Academic Liaison

Links are maintained with the academic world and in paticular with the Archives and Artefacts Study Network (A2SN) that is an informal group of individuals that seek to explore and expand co-operation between volunteer-led societies, independent scholars, archivists, academics and museum professionals working in the heritage and business history fields.

Further details are available from our Academic Liaison Officer using the form below.

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