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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Next stop: Romance

Step back in time and immerse yourself in this fantastic attraction. Wartime exhibits, David Lean... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Skipton, United Kingdom
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We spent a very interesting hour in the visitor centre - could have spent longer. Lots to read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Step back in time and immerse yourself in this fantastic attraction. Wartime exhibits, David Lean exhibition, history displays regarding the railway, and of course the setting and exhibits in regards to Brief Encounter. All free of charge. A must visit and to the iconic cafe....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Tina9_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 158dianned
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Heritage Centre with so much to see and the friendliest staff ever! Great collection of movie and railway memorabilia.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank joseph850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Discover794551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank PaulDavieshistorian
Reviewed 28 December 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 20 December 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GEOFF W
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Had a look around and a coffee whilst waiting for the train to Lancaster. Very interesting especially with the connection to 'Brief Encounter'.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Diane A
16 August 2018|
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Response from forever-ill | Reviewed this property |
Both are separate, but I'd check their website for details, and also agree with previous post about how the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable.
19 September 2016|
Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
Its all free
Keith B
21 August 2016|
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Response from John53Heather | Reviewed this property |
Also the film Brief Encounter is continually showing at the heritage centre so it would require extra time should you wish to watch this!