Membership of the HMRS brings you many benefits, a summary of which is given below. We trust that these will encourage you to join so that we may give you a warm welcome to the UK's leading society in the field. If you need any more information about the Society please get in touch with us either by using the form on our "contact us" page, or, even better, come and talk to some of us at our Museum and Study Centre or at an Area Group meeting or on our exhibition stand.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the aims of the Society. As an educational charity, we particularly encourage membership by students.

Your Benefits As An HMRS Member

  • Access to specialised information from the HMRS Stewards
  • 3 issues of the our Journal & 6 issues of our newsletter, "Points", annually
  • A warm welcome to any of our local Area Groups
  • Members only email group
  • Access to our Photographs and Drawings Catalogue ordering services, at beneficial rates
  • Discounts on the HMRS range of Transfers for models
  • Discounts on the whole range of Books
  • The chance to participate in the various other information recording activities that we undertake.

Cost, Joining And Payment Methods

  • Full membership costs £30 p.a. and is open to anyone over the age of 18 who shares our aims.
  • Membership runs from January to December each year.
  • Join between 01 July and 31 October and the subscription for the current year is £16.
  • Join during November or December and get up to 14 months for the cost of 12.
  • If aged 65 or over and with 5 years Full HMRS Membership a concessionary rate of £24 is available on separate application to the membership secretary
  • Member and partner living at same address   £38
  • Member under 25 and in full time education  £13
  • Associate member (under 18)  £7.
  • Members may pay their subscriptions by credit card (without surcharge).
  • We operate a Direct Debit scheme for 2nd year and subsequent payments only.

Please Note:

If you wish to join or renew as an Under 25 Student member, you can do it online here but we will have to check your eligibility. Please click the "Apply" link below and complete the application form. Please also email a copy of your NUS/Students Union card to the membership secretary at to allow verification of your eligibility. 

If you wish to join or renew as an Associate member, you cannot do it online here as we have to check your eligibility. Please click on the link and select the membership form as a pdf file, download it and mail it with any remittance to the membership secretary as on the form. Thank you.

To join, or to renew your membership for one of the other categories, please click the "Apply" link below and complete the application form.

Apply for Membership

As We Are A UK Registered Educational Charity...

If you are a UK tax payer you may increase the value of your membership subscription by signing a Gift Aid Declaration. There is no commitment to a minimum period of membership. Joining the HMRS and giving us a Declaration helps to make a big difference in saving important, and making available for study, archival material that might otherwise be lost forever.

We look forward to welcoming you...