About the Model Railway Club (The MRC)
The Model Railway Club is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest model railway society in the world, having been formed in 1910, hence being known as ‘The MRC’.
The club has been synonymous with the hobby for over 100 years, with many famous members including Peter Denny (builder of the iconic Buckingham Great Central layout) and C J Freezer (Former editor of the Railway Modeller magazine). The club’s exhibition at Westminster Hall was for much of the 20th Century ‘the’ exhibition.
Today, the MRC is the largest club in the UK by a number of members and has its own purpose-built premises, Keen House, situated in central London, 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross.
As well as being the home of the MRC, Keen House is also home to many railway and modelling societies who hold their regular meetings.
Our clubroom has a licenced bar and our library with over 5000 books and periodicals is one of the most extensive of its kind in Europe.