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Train ride with people enjoying themselves at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.
Boats in lake at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.
Yellow miniature train at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.
Lake reflecting trees at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.

Broomy Hill Miniature Railway

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Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

Government Guidelines
  • Visit Broomy Hill Miniature Railway for a great day out locomotive lovers of all ages can enjoy at this Hereford Model centre, right next to the Waterworks Museum.
  • Don't miss out on the train rides given to the public on the miniature models, which are held on the second and last Sundays of the month in the spring, summer and autumn months.
  • Be sure to check the public running days for your chance to get involved on these trains for a great day out.

The Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is a charming little treat for little and big trainspotters alike. It was entirely hand-built by a local society since 1962, and is part of the Model Engineering Society, in Hereford. For any locomotive fanatics, this is a great little escape, with running days, model engineers, gauges of a model railway track and so much more to discover.

The miniature railway is a thoughtfully, visually appealing set up, with all gauges of the model locomotive being raised at a ground level track, so it is easy for all the family to see. There are also smaller locomotives, which shorter, elevated track accommodates for, plus there are the bigger and more impressive specimens that run on the longer track. This track runs from Broomy Hill Station, and there is an interactive, hands-on, railway set for your little ones to play with, and even an archive museum, home to memorabilia and photos on display, so you can learn a thing or two on your day out. Plus, if you're a member, you can enjoy regular working parties, which are held twice-monthly, and public running, all in the summer, you also get a quarterly magazine to read.

The little ones will love the Miniature train rides that pass by; they can see these fascinating locomotives in action at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway as they have a great time during these running days. Conveniently, as Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is situated next to the Waterworks Museum, you can visit Broomy Hill and the Waterworks Museum on one of the Public Running Days, where you get an enjoyable, full day out for all the family. The surroundings make this the perfect place t enjoy a picnic and soak up all the great locomotive and water information you've learned.

On the public running days, there are train rides available for the whole family to enjoy, from 12:00 until 16:30, both on the second and last Sundays of the month; during spring, summer and autumn. It is important to note for those visiting Broomy Hill at the beginning or end of the running season, that flooding can occur as a result of terrible weather, so checking ahead of your trip to ensure everything is in order is advised.

If you enjoyed this miniature railway, then you'll love Bekonscot Model Village in Buckinghamshire, the oldest original model village in the world. It portrays aspects of England from the 1930's.

What to know before you go

  • When you're feeling peckish, snacks and refreshments are available to purchase in the clubhouse at Broomy Hill Railway, which offers cover, too, and a children's hands-on railway to keep them occupied while you enjoy a nice drink and snack. There are plenty of places to set up a picnic, too, so bring your best food and enjoy the views, sights and sounds of Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.
  • There are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities at the Waterworks Museum next door to Broomy Hill Miniature Railway.
  • There are numerous spots for a sit down along the lines too, so when you need a little rest, they'll be a spot waiting for you at Broomy Hill.
  • Some paths make navigation for wheelchair and pushchair users easier, although there are some uneven paths.

Getting there

  • Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is located at Broomy Hill Station, in Herefordshire.
  • If travelling by Car from Hereford city centre, follow the ring road along Broomy Hill road. When the houses on the left end, there are signs on the left, including the Broomy Hill signs. Ensure to go left down the tarmac track, and pass between the football hut and the modern building. Then further 50m along enter the gate on the right with ‘HSME’ in large letters on the top.
  • If travelling from Leominster, Kington, Hay, Bromyard, Worcester, Ledbury: Approach the river on the A49 City Ring Road southbound. When you come across the bridge ahead, get in the right-hand lane and turn right at the traffic lights immediately before the bridge. There is a hump-backed bridge after 500m. Immediately turn left after passing over this. Continue on Broomy Road for 400m. When the houses on the left end, you will see signs on the left, the Broomy Hill one included. Drive left down the tarmac track, and pass between the football hut and the modern building. Then a little bit further along enter the gate on the right with ‘HSME’ in large letters on the top.
  • If travelling from the south, join the A49. Drive over the modern Greyfriars Bridge in the left-hand lane and at the end of the bridge go left at the traffic lights. There is a hump-backed bridge after 500m. After this, it is the same instructions as above.
  • Car parking on site is free.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

Government Guidelines

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