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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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RopentaStones wrote a review Nov 2020
St Helens, United Kingdom1,752 contributions869 helpful votes
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Having never seen Brief Encounter and only having heard about the station and the film, we really didn't know what to expect when we stopped off here on our way home from Arnside. What we got was an older looking station with modern signage, an old clock and an underused feel to it. I don't think this station has ever been a busy one but the movie location from 70 years previous is still prevalent. So we did the tour which I believe is run by volunteers and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the fact we knew nothing about the movie beforehand was a good thing because we read and enjoyed it all unbiased. Staff were lovely and informative and we enjoyed it. So much so, when we arrived home shattered we put the movie on...and wow, what an awesome movie. Anyone that says they didn't enjoy it like a couple of people on here have, are not of this planet. The storyline is a simple love affair which could be as relevant now as it was then. Brilliant movie and so glad we visited here for it to enlighten us to it. Highly recommended and a lovely bit at the start about the great Sir David Lean.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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tilaam wrote a review Oct 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
Interesting station on its own as had a sort of faded glory of somewhere that was once much busier and vital,the heritage centre was informative on works of David lean and of the railways in area and well worth visit.the only downside was the shop where the 3 ladies volunteering in there were not social distancing and being a small area felt couldn't linger. Shame the clock was away for repairs but can't have everything
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LincsHappytraveller wrote a review Sep 2020
Saxilby, United Kingdom52 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a great exhibition which currently has a whole section set aside for director David Lean and his works including Brief Encounter part of which was filmed at Carnforth Station. It was very interesting with lots of information on both the director and his films. There are sections on David Lean and his films, the Second World War and trains - and it's all free! The site is all on one level so great for those who have trouble with steps although visitors must go down/up ramps to get to the exhibition. Staff are very welcoming and show pride in their exhibition. Downsides - there is plenty of parking at the station (a cash only machine) and its £4 which is a bit steep for a visit to the museum. There is plenty of off street parking close by though. Sadly the car park is privately owned so nothing the heritage centre can do about this. Also at present the cafe made famous by Brief Encounter is currently closed. Having said that this is a great place to spend an hour or so on a wet day.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Patricia S wrote a review Aug 2020
57 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are a fan of Brief Encounter then this is the place for you. If you love railways this is a place for you. As I am neither of these, I was very underwhelmed. I did enjoy reading details about the Director David Lean and the exhibits on display.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Katie wrote a review Aug 2020
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It was great to walk around and see the exibits. We couldn't see all of what was there as they had to close some areas because of Covid 19.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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