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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
Phone Number: +44 1524 735165
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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warrington cheshire

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warrington cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent little museum that should appeal to both train and film buffs. It is manned entirely by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. There is also a small micro pub on the other side of the platform so you can have a cheeky one before heading off.

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Thank Bertwoodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The heritage centre is really interesting and has showings of Brief Encounter which was filmed at the station. It has a good cafe attached to it and theres an excellent micropub on another platform.

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Thank Mossman19
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit if you are a train enthusiast. Lots of information / literature available and a atmospheric café for a cuppa.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here out of interest having read a brochure. Brief Encounters used the platform, stationmasters Office and waiting room as well as the iconic clock. It made up less than a minutes viewing time in the film but we lost ourselves for 2 hours in the magic of the attraction with details bout the film, about its Director David... More 

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Thank John T
Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station does not appear to have changed much since the film. A beautiful old station and interesting heritage centre. Brief Encounter was filmed here, and if you like the film, its well worth a visit. You will fall in love with it

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Thank Lorraine H
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great film and train experience very good display and run run by volunteers shop is good and all for free so buy something in the shop to help

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for families, small children's play room excellent museum. Great cafe with views for the children of trains going through

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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fan of steam trains and black and white movies you can't fail to falll in love with Carnforth Station Heritage Centre. It is like a step back in time to an age of romance. As the location for the film "Brief Encounter" the tea room remains just as it was then and you can soak up... More 

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW ! What a great half day we spent at Carnforth Heritage Centre. We are not train experts but watched Brief Encounter the day before we visited. This set the scene. We immediately recognised the famous clock and had our photos taken underneath it. The platform was stage set with old trolleys and suitcases. On entering the refreshment room we... More 

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