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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
01524 735165
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Having seen " Brief Encounter" yrs ago I visited with hubby & friend to remind myself.They have the film running constantly so if you've never seen now's your chance. It was interesting,brought back lots of memories and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.You just have to remember not to drain your teacup as they serve GENUINE teaLEAVES not a teabag from a... More

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Old Sodbury
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Given this is managed totally by volunteers, I can do nothing but commend their enthusiasm and the excellent quality of the exhibits on display.

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slough
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Took my 84 year old Mum and she just loved to say she was at the very spot of the brief encounter filming. She saw the film 3 times.! My husband and I enjoyed the visit too although it was brief as we arrived a bit late in the afternoon just as the cafe was closing which was a shame.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had had the station on our list of things to see for some time, and finally got round to a visit. We had expected that there would be only a small exhibit space, mostly centred around Brief Encounter, but were pleasantly surprised at the depth of local history covered.

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barnoldswick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited early July. Very impressed by the centre. Café is not cheap but the coffee and scones were good quality and we were offered clotted cream. Service friendly and efficient. The atmosphere evokes the 1950s, apart from the cigarette smoke, of course. The exhibition area is nicely laid out and also a good shop, if a little on the tourist... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited this attraction today and ended up in the cafe for tea and cake. Well worth a visit to capture time stood still and see the location of the film 'Brief Encounter'.

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Liverpool
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I write this honest review as a critical friend. We deliberately visited Carnforth station by rail from Grange over Sands as this seemed preferable to arriving by car. Carnforth is a busy working station which is clearly lacking investment in its infrastructure by the owners, despite its interesting cultural connections. It has bleak platforms, ugly concrete canopies and black bin... More

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CentreManagerCSHC, Manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Unfortunately, it seems you did not enjoy your time at Carnforth Station and whilst your comments have been noted, I think it only fair to make some comment of our own for future readers of your 'critique' The Heritage Centre along with all the other privately owned businesses on the Station are tenants of the rail company and as such... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have visited the Heritage Centre on a few occasions one of the benefits is that you can park your car for 24 hours for £3.80p or less on the Railway Station Carpark. After entering the Station walk down the underpass and emerge onto the platform, that leads to the heritage centre the first thing that captures your attention is... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great experience took mum at her request thought it would. Be a quick picture under the clock on the platform and a tea in the films cafe. But the exhibitions were so interesting we stayed nearly two hours

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Bury St Edmunds
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This will appeal to the guys and the gals! All the history of trains and memorabilia for the chaps and a journey back to 1945 and the film "Brief Encounter" for the ladies. You can watch the film and then have tea in the tea room (or Station Buffet) where we were served by a couple of charming youngsters. There... More

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