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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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+44 1524 735165

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What anumber experience

Takes you back to a time gone by. I adored the suitcases and homemade scones , they make the bread and scones on site

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carnforth, United Kingdom

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes you back to a time gone by. I adored the suitcases and homemade scones , they make the bread and scones on site

Thank rowantreecrafts
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Heritage Centre and Refreshment rooms are a delight. We arrived, mid-morning, very cold and enjoyed some very welcome home made coffee and cake before spending time in the museum. The Heritage Centre is lovingly cared for, mostly by volunteers who, with John, the manager, made our visit a lovely one. As both train and film fans, this was ideal.... More 

Thank Lynne C
west yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovingly restored and presented by volunteers. Includes an exhibition about brief encounter the film which used the station for some filming. The cafe is a treat for those who love vintage. Well worth a visit

Thank shelly g
Pakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst Carnforth is not the easiest place to find, or even get to, it's worth spending a couple of hours time travelling back to the past and the days of black and white film. Here you can watch/(re-watch) David Lean's classic 1945 film from the comfort of your own seat as well as exploring a number of other exhibits from... More 

Thank Philip S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bar is the same as in the film Brief encounters, food is good and promptly served. There is much local history to be soaked up- Carnforth was an iron town. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Admission is free but donations are very welcome and everyone who I saw there made contributions.

Thank Rivertraveller2014
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free entry to an absolute 'gem' and mountains of information - some personal accounts of working from the age of 15 till retirement in an ever changing world of the railway. I am not into trains but I love local history and films so David Lean's contribution to Carnforth with 'Brief Encounter' was a pull and I wasn't disappointed. All... More 

Thank Stuffedhandbag
Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We thought the Car Park charges a bit steep - minimum £3, but it was for 4 hours - but the Centre is free to browse in. Lots of Steam Railway and other historical things to look at. Also Film history with Brief Encounter being shot here - for those over a certain age, this was an iconic Romantic film.... More 

Thank Anne A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Tells the history of the station and the making of the film 'brief encounter'. There is a room dedicated to David Lean

Thank Ann T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great little place to visit whilst waiting for the train. The staff are so friendly. We didnt try the tearoom but it looks very nice.

Thank Jazmin Alisha V... S
warrington cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Whilst staying in Morecambe we decided to check out the surrounding area and came across Carnforth Station and realising it was where Brief Encounter was filmed we decided to check it out. What a lovely place and really interesting . The whole station had been renovated and turned into a living museum. There was all the details regarding the renovation... More 

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