For over 60 years, the HMRS has been helping to record and preserve material on the history of Britain’s railways from the early 1800s up to the present day, and more importantly to make that material available to modellers, researchers and students.

It was not, however, until 1993 that a site was located, within the Midland Railway Centre at Swanwick Junction, and firm plans could at last able to be made for a building to house our resources. Construction started in 1998 and by 2005 we were able to open and make our extensive collection more accessible to the public in accordance with our charitable status.