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Hereford Society of Model Engineers

Hereford Society of Model Engineers

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Hereford Society of Model Engineers


Broomy Hill,


The Hereford Society of Model Engineers was started in Hereford in 1962, with the aim of building a miniature railway.

The society has grown over the years and now has its own multi-purpose site at Broomy Hill, catering for all forms of model engineering.

All popular gauges of model locomotives are catered for with both a raised and a ground level track. Members enjoy regular working parties, twice-monthly public running in the summer and a quarterly magazine

Situated adjacent to the Waterworks Museum, a visit to Broomy Hill on one of our “Public Running Days”, makes for an enjoyable day for all the family. There is plenty of space for parking (it’s free too) and pleasant surroundings to enjoy a picnic.

FREE Access and Parking on public running days. To find out when we are open to the public check out the website or Facebook (HSME - Broomy Hill Railway).

New and prospective members are made very welcome. Just turn up to a meeting or event and introduce yourself to a friendly face.

We look forward to seeing you.

Disabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcome

Opening details

We are only open to the public on Running Days, for dates see our website or Facebook page - HSME - Broomy Hill Railway.


Free entry

Single Track Ride £1.50, 4 x Track Rides £5, Small Train Ride £1


See location of Hereford Society of Model Engineers on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 500395  Lat: 52.04906 Long: -2.73521

From Hereford City Centre (and all places to the North):
•Take the A49 (towards Ross and Abergaveny)
•At the traffic lights before the Wye river bridge use the right hand lane to turn right into Barton Road.

From Hereford South, Ross and Abergaveny:
•Take the A49 (towards Hereford City Centre)
•At the traffic lights after the Wye river bridge use the left hand lane to turn left into Barton Road.

From both directions above:
•400m along Barton Road, immediately after the old railway bridge, turn left into Broomy Hill Road.
•A further 500m on, the entrance to Broomy Hill Railway is situated off Broomy Hill Road.
It's down a short track shared with the Waterworks Museum. This track is on the Google map and is clearly signposted.

Broomy Hill Railway is a short walk from the City Centre west along the banks of the river Wye:
Find the old bridge, near the Cathedral down Bridge Street, or Gwynne Street for the historically minded.
Cross the river, turn right and walk west along the south bank.
Go under the modern road bridge and cross the river over the old railway bridge
Take the steps to the left and continue west along the river
When you come to the track heading towards the Waterworks Museum follow it for 50 yards, we are on the right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.5 miles from Hereford station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome