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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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A lovely time capsule recording what we perceive to have been simpler times linking heavily to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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First class Nostalgia

Site of some of the filming of Brief Encounter at the end of the second World War. View the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely time capsule recording what we perceive to have been simpler times linking heavily to the black and white film Brief Encounter. Nicely put together and free (apart from a suggest 20p to use the loos) with a nice café/bar. Friendly staff. Well worth...More

Thank Anton_Smith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Site of some of the filming of Brief Encounter at the end of the second World War. View the platform and refreshment room of this iconic film and a collection of items dating from this time. Carnforth and the Lake District are on offer too....More

Thank Keith013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Centre may not be huge, but it is very atmospheric and full of interesting exhibits. Brief Encounter and David Lean take a prominent part, but there is a variety of railway and local history memorabilia too.

Thank IanH2710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to the station today it really exceeded all expectations. The displays in the heritage centre were very interesting and very nostalgic. The cafe was excellent and the coffee first class. The film of Brief Encounter was showing in a section laid...More

1  Thank TeamRosieposie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More things to see than we expected, several different rooms with exhibits and films showing. A shop and a good cafe, free entry also.

2  Thank 17Kenny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute station, interesting heritage rooms and great cafe - excellent blend of activities. Had breakfast in the cafe after staying in the Station Hotel - most delicious. Other half watched trains for a while, I walked around town (great bookshop). Pay and display parking, probably...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great afternoon spent here with the children, Brief Encounter film playing, lots of train related displays. Lovely little cafe.

Thank dasher1970
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Last week we visited this timeless place which was a visit we had not previously planned.. What a lovely surprise it was . Brief Encounter was showing in a room, and there were so many interesting displays we found fascinating. There was a friendly enthusiastic...More

2  Thank dylan3spot
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This really is a great place for something to eat and to spend a couple of hours. We have done it many time with the Grandchildren and on our own and the café serves great lunches and snacks. For the last three year we have...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Not long to spare then take a trip in here. Not a long visit but an interesting one. Would have given it five stars but we went on a wet day and there was a lot of exhibits where we got wet going from one...More

Thank sandra s
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Diane A
16 August 2018|
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Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
The Heritage Centre is based on the Station platform - the area you are referring to is owned by West Coast Railways who apart from being a major charter train company also do a lot of restoration and renovation. The whole... More
19 September 2016|
Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
Its all free
Keith B
21 August 2016|
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Response from John C | 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!