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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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Please visit Carnforth Station.

We have been visiting here for a number of years and it is such a wonderful experience. Staff are all volunteers and helpful and friendly. A mini cinema plays Brief Encounter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
450Jan
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Christchurch England, United Kingdom
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Christchurch England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting here for a number of years and it is such a wonderful experience. Staff are all volunteers and helpful and friendly. A mini cinema plays Brief Encounter over and over (the film was shot here - see the famous clock) Various displays are in rooms set up a bygone age. Very relaxing.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited yesterday,we both found it very interesting,lots of little rooms to look around,most with video's playing,telling of the history of the railways and Carnforth station.We also popped into the refreshment room for a cup of blood orange tea and a can of Coke,we enjoyed our visit,worth seeing,and It's free,just leave a donation in the box.

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Thank Kevin S
Darwen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Heritage Centre is okay for a quick visit if you also call into the adjacent Refreshment Room. There's an interesting display of Brief Encounter artefacts with a loop of the film playing, some good photos and a little shop with related merchandise and fair prices. Also, I'd park away from the station in the town. The station car park... More 

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

Steve Thanks for your review, we appreciate we will not appeal to everyone, but we like to think we have plenty to see and as you mention there is no admission charge. Agree about expensive car parking, but out of our control totally, would be good if some of the income came our way but it doesn't. More 

Frizington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The motorway services would offer a bland atmosphere but this is worth making a slight detour off....it is full of character and the staff are simply wonderful (some paid and the others are volunteers!) My partner and I did our own brief encounter by sharing a huge pot of really well made tea (real cups and saucers) and toasted teacakes.... More 

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MANCHESTER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a wonderful visit at the location of an old favorite file, "Brief Encounter", the station is extremely informative with a video explaining all about the station history, its amazing restoration, and the work that has gone into the building. And of course an old fashioned movie room showing "Brief Encounter",and all about the actors in the movie, the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A number of interesting shops, cafe, and of the course the film Brief Encounter heritage. Look for the clock over the platform, and the film being shown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit. The station us beautiful. Mind bring extra money if you are parking your car. Staff helpful and friendly.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I truly didn't expect much from a small town heritage centre at the train station, but it really is worth a visit. There are informative displays, a couple of videos playing, a great gift shop with friendly attendants, and an exhibit focused on A Brief Encounter (David Lean's film based on the Noel Coward play which was shot at the... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Carnforth has a history as a Railway town, and is probably most famous for the film sequence in 'Brief Encounter'. The Heritage Centre offers a nostalgic flavour of our past. The centre has great potential for development and could be suitable for a wide variety of culrural events (worth considering!) Check on opening times if planning a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This place is on one of the station platforms and there is parking outside and it is easy to get to. The Brief Encounter theme is strong and it works with the re-created tea room (the one in the film was a film set), the movie on a loop can be seen from old cinema seats and there is a... More 

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