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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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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Often come here for breakfast becasue it is freshly cooked and there is good service. It does get busy in Summer, but still the food is of a consistantly high standard. Make sure you get a parking ticket for the car park - the attendent was hiding round the corner and having a great time booking all the non-payers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A great visit if you've seen Brief Encounter with a fab recreation of the café bar in the film. Butties and drinks available and a great few photo ops! Deffo worth a quick visit and free as well!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great tea and cakes, interesting facts about trains, the station and the movie Brief Encounters. The staff were friendly and our son loved the Thomas the Tank Engine themed play room. Fab afternoon visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful little museum and well worth a visit. Lots of information about Carnforth, the station, railways and of course the David Lean film, Brief Encounters which had some of its scenes filmed at the station. Staff are very helpful, you can get an excellent cup of coffee at the cafe and the date cake is highly recommended.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Each time I visit here I really enjoy it, great collection of local and national railway memorabilia, photos and even films showing on televisions. Great location on a station so plenty of trains to see and the cafe and shop are really good.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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136 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We wanted to visit the location of Brief Encounter but were surprised by the size and scope of this railway museum. The exhibits were well laid out and take you back to the atmosphere of the days of the steam railway. Of course the main attraction is the tea room which is true to life and the setting for the... More

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42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a nostalgic trip back in time, so lovely to see the old exhibits. Friendly staff and free too, lovely ice cream in station café aswell

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Gets better and better always worth a visit. The centre is good for children of all ages and will keep them interested for ages. There are mock rooms set up from the history very well done. Shop there to buy gifts too.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

very interesting well worth a visit explains the exhibits in detail and all so a film show of Brief encounter showing where the filming was taken

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Preston, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My son, wife and myself were blown away by the heritage centre. This is the first time we had visited, despite staying in the area regularly. The displays, pictures and films were brilliant and we soon passed the 2 hour mark. It is a fascination place to go. My son was lost in the DVD being shown. We only left... More

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