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We spent a very interesting hour in the visitor centre - could have spent longer. Lots to read, listen to, watch. Visiting the cafe is a must. The cafe owner served beautiful cake alongside some excellent personalised tourist information for us! We had a great...More
We visited Carnforth and the heritage centre, the refreshment room was a treat with great food in a fantastic setting, the heritage centre was very interesting with lots to see ( we hadn't realised the connection to the film which you can watch there) and...More
As soon as I emerge from the subway under the tracks onto the island platform. I always feel transported back to that age of black and white cinema. This place is full of character and atmosphere. The visitor centre is very informative both on the...More
If you are in carnforth or close by don’t miss visiting the station. If you are a film buff or just like a nostalgic trip in time it is a delight. The staff are very helpful and informative and there’s a delightful cafe serving very...More
This is a wonderful visitor experience and the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Themed for its role in the film:Brief Encounter, it keeps the tradition well and many events are held here and people often dress up to re-enact the scenes made memorable. In...More
The museum/heritage centre and Refreshment Room a trip back in time to the golden era of movies and steam trains. We watched Brief Encounter and what a tasty inexpensive lunch in the famous Refreshment Room. The selection is varied , delish!!!!and "Homemade" soups mains baking...More
This is run by volunteers. It includes exhibitions, static displays, some historic films and modern art, Also the Refreshment Room is true to the era it represents, with furniture and furnishings to sink into while you have your choice of main meals or coffee. The...More
Visited about 5 years ago, and even thought we had stayed at the Centre for a long time previously decided to re-visit.
A great place with enthusiastic and helpful staff.
Plan to stay for a few hours - at least.