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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Quick coffee and visit

Had a look around and a coffee whilst waiting for the train to Lancaster. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BernieD610
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Newburgh, United Kingdom
a MUST VISIT if you are in trhe localicty

Visited about 5 years ago, and even thought we had stayed at the Centre for a long time previously... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SteveMGTC
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SteveMGTC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst in the area for a short break we decided to go to see what all the talk was about! Having visited this wonderful site we now know why. The station is easily found with ample parking spaces and close to bus stops. Whilst the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ktbarker39
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are spending a week in Carnforth and have visited this venue twice in the last two days with two sets of friends. Although small, an hour spent looking around the exhibits is rewarding as there is an array of railway, social and film memorabilia...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank whetstoneview
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A visit to Carnforth Heritage Centre should be on everyone's 'Must Do' list. This volunteer-run centre offers so much. Occupying the middle platforms of a busy mainline and branch line station ( sadly no stopping mainline trains any more - they thunder passed at break-neck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TythebarnHouse
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A must visit destination for train and film buffs as this is the station featured in the film Brief Encounter with Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, rated as one of the all time great romantic films. Really well worth a visit and free but donations...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nadia021
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place. Its tucked away on the Barrow line platforms but this place is fantastic. Obviously the connection to brief encounter is the pull...and there is a great exhibition of how the film was made with great storyboards etc. Its really impressive. But...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Go early, there is a car park, leave time to bro use the exhibits, watch the films, a great place for film enthusiasts and train buffs too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank georgiegirl1_11
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a wonderfull museum locted on the central platform of the station. It is staffed by volunteers and there is no admission charge. The place is run purely on visitors donations

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry W
Reviewed 6 October 2018

If you're a Brief Encounter fan you simply must visit the station...it's like stepping back into the film when you go into the refreshment room with its excellent coffee and cakes (especially the lemon sponge) and the guy who runs it is very entertaining. Lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Diane A
17 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.
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Hazel288
19 September 2016|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
Its all free
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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!
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