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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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Type: History Museums, Cultural

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you have ever watched Brief Encounters you will know the station. The big clock were they met still stands as does the platform cafe, its not quite the same but you can have a cup of tea and imagine .

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lucknow
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Over hyped heritage centre surviving on a continuous screening of Brief Encounter! Too quiet...some old models of suitcases showcased of bygone era-not interesting enough.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited on a rainy day and weren't sure what to expect. Over an hour later we left after an interesting and informative time. If you are a lover of the steam age it will be a longer visit! The volunteer staff were all friendly and ready for a chat. I loved the Brief Encounter connection and was pleased to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Tonight my husband and I went to the Jennifer Crook Trio folk concert held at the station - the music and singing was superb - we really enjoyed it especially the track ' Carnforth Station ' A big 'Thank you' to all the musicians who entertained us and also to the staff who made us very welcome. I certainly hope... More 

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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

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

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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Chorley
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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