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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 735165
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Northern Trains Booking Office

One of the if not the best staff in the North West,this has been whenever I have booked rail... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David M
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
The 'Brief Encounter' Experience

Immensely enjoyed this nostalgia trip. The 1945 film is a classic, and it was all filmed at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
patrickjohn
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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"railway history"
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"well worth a visit"
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"film set"
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"waiting room"
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"famous clock"
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"mini cinema"
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"station buffet"
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"working station"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the if not the best staff in the North West,this has been whenever I have booked rail tickets or sought information or advice regarding rail travel both local and long distance.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Immensely enjoyed this nostalgia trip. The 1945 film is a classic, and it was all filmed at Carnforth Station in February 1945. You can still see the famous large platform clock, which still tells the time, the ramps they ran up to catch their trains,...More

Thank patrickjohn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum very good. Cafe ok, could be even better if themed. BR cups and saucers?, could sell them as well. We visited by car on way back from Scotland. Parking very expensive! First 20 mins free the £4 for the next 4 hours! Coaches not...More

Thank kenwfryer
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CentreManagerCSHC, Manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ken Thank you for your positive comment about our Heritage Centre. The Café is privately operated and has its own Trip Advisor page where you might like to post your suggestion. Regarding the Car Park, this is operated by the rail company and unfortunately we...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Last week after a stay in Morecambe we visited Carnforth station, what a surprise! I am not a railway buff but I found everything interesting . Not just the link to Brief Encounter but the history of the station and the beautifully displayed memorabilia often...More

2  Thank hjoan1620
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great to visit, it’s right on the station so don’t walk past well worth a visit. Things in there that I didn’t know and I was amazed as I thought I knew everything lol x

Thank Scrop33
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This lovely little station was originally used to film scenes from brief encounter. It is partly still in use for regular trains and has been extensively refurbished and is exactly as it was in the 1930s. There is plenty to see including showings of the...More

Thank TheArchers15
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Rather than repeat comments by other contributors I would simply agree that yes , this is a lovely little museum , with very friendly staff , and plenty of interest to lovers of trians. Nice little shop too.

Thank Cambsmusiclover
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Having lived in carnforth and moved away , I love coming back to carnforth station and the tearoom is a great historical place for a chat tea , cakes and a chill out , for all ages , the staff have got younger ( or...More

1  Thank Dimarkja
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The main claim to fame for Carnforth Station is it's use as the location for David Lean's film 'Brief Encounter', however it was an important station at one time, servicing local industries and the surrounding area. the associated railwayana exhibition is quite interesting and there...More

Thank OldDeuteronomy
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Worth spending an hour here especially if into steam trains. Lots of history of what was a main centre for steam trains in long past days. Also a good showing of David Lean's films including A Brief Encounter which was shot at Carnforth Station. Worth...More

1  Thank MikeP290550
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Hazel288
19 September 2016|
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Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
As David has already answered, we are totally free admission and open 7 days per week from 10am to 4pm. Donations are gratefully received to help fund further restoration and running costs.
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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!
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kathleena424
6 September 2015|
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Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
We are open 7 days per week (excluding Xmas) between 10am and 4pm.
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