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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
Phone Number: 01524 735165
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Interesting for all ages.

We came here for my Mum's interest in the film Brief Encounter which was filmed at this station. Lots of interesting memorabilia to peruse, steam engines if you time your visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here for my Mum's interest in the film Brief Encounter which was filmed at this station. Lots of interesting memorabilia to peruse, steam engines if you time your visit right, a great gift shop, and the restaurant should not be missed. Andrew's gruff serving style belies his warm sense of humour, and his wife's cooking is excellent. Definitely... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Only a small museum but very interesting especially if you have an interest in steam railways. Very helpful enthusiastic friendly staff

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Preston, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This place really is worth a visit. Very clean, tidy, and well set out. The staff care, which is very evident in the attention to detail. Different nostalgic exhibits in several rooms. Lovely cafe serving good food and drinks. Check out their web-site of www.carnforthstation.co.uk for full details.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We loved the atmosphere and character and the whole experience, great museum, great cinema, great food in a great cafe with a fantastic aura, definitely worth a visit, some great events throughout the year and very professionally run, a real blast from the past, all the family will love it.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For someone who doesn't have a lot of interest in trains I was pleasantly surprised by this free tourist attraction. There were a number of rooms, with various displays, about the town, the railway and the film, "Brief Encounter" which was playing on a loop. They were well-presented and the content interesting. The gift shop was varied, relevant and better... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a cold and miserable day but a visit to this brilliant heritage centre made the day so much brighter. I last visited Carnforth Station over twenty years ago, it was a very enjoyable visit then. But the addition of the Heritage Centre several years ago has added to the enjoyment of this station. It is free admission, but... More 

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manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

eat in the Brief Encounter bar. see the history of the station and the area. All set up/staffed by volunteer enthusiasts

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Interesting little look around not very big so it was done in twenty mins. They were still working on it to improve it for visitors.

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Reading
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A fun afternoon out exploring the history of the station and the tie in with the film Brief Encounter. Finish your visit with a drink in the refreshment room, just like in the movie. Well done the volunteers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very atmospheric railway station, the clock where the characters in 'Brief Encounter' was filmed and the refurbished refreshment room where some of the film took place. Coffee & cakes are very nice too. Enjoyed it immensely!

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