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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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Carnforth station heritage centre

An interesting visit. Lots of information on Carnforth in the days of steam railway. The Brief Encounter "experience" was tastefully done and had a lot of facts on the stars and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Brixham
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Brixham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

An interesting visit. Lots of information on Carnforth in the days of steam railway. The Brief Encounter "experience" was tastefully done and had a lot of facts on the stars and David Lean. The cafe is a gem with one of the best English breakfasts we have had for a while. Free entry to everything - donations requested. Sadly we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Carnforth Station and went round the museum especially the Brief Encounter side of the museum. It was great THE CAFE WAS FULL OF NOSTAGIC FURNITUE. nothing had changed from the Brief Encounter Film. Except the delicious tea and cakes. YOU MUST VISIT

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A great place to sink back in time, the buffet is very well portrayed, lots to see and great history to learn about.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A wonderful station with plenty of heritage. It is stepping back in time. There a few shops and a wonderful watering hole with real ale. Worth a visit if you are up here.

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England, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The attraction is free and is well worth a visit. A donation can be made whilst there which I gladly did as it was real nostalgia of a bygone era. There was a lot of photographs and some paintings all railway related and an added bonus of a small room with a non related exhibition of work by local artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went here on a previous visit and really liked it. Better if you've seen Brief Encounter. Pleasant cafe and museum on the premises. All the more interesting as it's still a station.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Situated at Carnforth Train station of course this attraction is free and invited a very modest 20 pence donation. The heritage centre certainly gives a flavour not just of the film Brief Encounter but also of the 1940s. The exhibitions are well thought out. I had not originally intended to visit the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre spotting it on the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After visiting the station on our first morning in the Lakes, we decided to watch the DVD. Made it so much more real, so we decided to go back and take another look. The staff are really friendly, and like to chat and tell you all about the station. One of the original engine drivers, Peter, is there on a... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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