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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
01524 735165
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I am surprised that this café is listed under " attraction " as opposed to restaurants. Never mind the iconic film set history - go to the café which is the first door you meet after negotiating the normal station subway following the Heritage Centre signs. Any foodie must try the large all - day breakfast. Choice of breads for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Went to visit the train station as my grandchild enjoys trains, had a good look around the museum which had no charge , just a small donation towards the up keep. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit had a spot of lunch which we enjoyed not cheap but good quality. Will be back.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

On Saturday 15th November 2014 I attended a private function themed on the 1940's at the refreshment room 'Brief Encounter' venue. We were entertained by their resident jazz band and piano player - the music was fantastically nostalgic and expertly played. The hotpot supper and Parkin pudding were both delicious and in keeping with the theme. We were made very... More

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Carnforth, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Carnforth Station has been revitalised since it was reopened in 2003 following years of neglect. The actual location of the fictional Milford Junction station that featured in the 1945 David Lean film "Brief Encounter". The Heritage Centre is full of interesting relics of the steam age and has several conference rooms available for hire. The Refreshment Room has been restored... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited the famous tea rooms for lunch whilst on holiday nearby in Morecambe. The food was delicious and all home made including the bread the sandwiches were made with. Good old fashioned leaf tea was served and all in an absolutely fantastic atmosphere. The heritage centre itself was very interesting, telling you the story of not just the making... More

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This has so many personal links that it is somewhat of a pilgrimage to visit so I may be biased but for all the nostalgia buff, train fanatics it is a great place to visit. It only an hour or so out of your day but you could add a visit to the tea room or the Snug Micropub if... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I am old enough to remember repeats of "Brief Encounter" on TV (although I will confess to not particularly enjoying it ! ) The museum is well signposted from the Morrison's car park and it is just a short walk. I loved the luggage waiting on barrows outside the museum entrance, a link back to the days when the railways... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For the thrifty traveler this visit is a perfect afternoon or morning. Spend half the day with the great exhibits and have lunch at the cafe. Do not forget to donate a little as it is ran by volunteers.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a step back in time - you have to be there to understand but you expect a steam train to stop outside. The atmosphere is great and you just might remember it from a famous film

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

have wanted to go here for some time, ever since the refurbishment, there a lot more to see than you would first imagine, with some very comprehensive displays , a children's activity area, with Biro train sets etc, there re also children's games of the era for both young and old to enjoy. The is a small cinema seating area... More

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