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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 mixed collection of exhibits

The Carnforth Station Heritage Centre has several rooms, focused around - but not exclusively - Brief Encounter. It includes a room on Carnforth as a railway town, two others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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248 reviews 248 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Carnforth Station Heritage Centre has several rooms, focused around - but not exclusively - Brief Encounter. It includes a room on Carnforth as a railway town, two others with period railway memorabilia, as well as another one selling local artworks, and an area devoted to the actors in the 1940s film. You can even eat in the tea rooms... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I stopped here without really knowing what it was about, and I have to say it was a real treat. Not only a restored railway station, but the one where 'Brief Encounter' was filmed. Ok so they milk it a bit, but it is really worth a quick look in (or a longer stay for a rail enthusiast). Nice but... More 

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KEIGHLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited earlier this week and we were really impressed. We had freshly baked scones and jam in front of a roaring fire in the lovely old station tea rooms, then spent an hour or so looking at the railway memorabilia in the adjoining rooms. A really nice morning out!

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Stockport, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Heritage Centre really is the highlight of Carnforth. In fact I would go so far as to say, get off the train, look in the heritage centre and get back on the train. The original furnishings and features make it a lovely place for a drink or just a snack. In our case we were waiting for a train... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am slightly biased as I absolutely adore this film. The cafe is so atmospheric but did not have time to visit on this trip so cannot comment on the food. The displays are interesting and there is a nicely stocked shop. The highlight for any fan of the film though is the chance to sit in the mini cinema... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Spent a wonderful afternoon here. Some very interesting displays. All run by volunteers, who are very welcoming and helpful.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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