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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Address: Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
Phone Number: 01524 735165
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting little look around not very big so it was done in twenty mins. They were still working on it to improve it for visitors.

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Reading
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A fun afternoon out exploring the history of the station and the tie in with the film Brief Encounter. Finish your visit with a drink in the refreshment room, just like in the movie. Well done the volunteers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very atmospheric railway station, the clock where the characters in 'Brief Encounter' was filmed and the refurbished refreshment room where some of the film took place. Coffee & cakes are very nice too. Enjoyed it immensely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being entirely honest this is not really my cup of tea, however after visiting Brief Encounter we decided to pay a visit. I have to say it was well presented and actually very interesting. Take a look you may be pleasantly surprised as I was!

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Exhibition based on the film Brief Encounter having been filmed here (although in fact much of it was filmed at a studio many miles away). Lots of memorabilia from period in which film was set. However there was a cluttered appearance about it all and I was expecting a bit more. Having said that entry was by donation and the... More 

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a real blast from the past. The staff were helpful and informative . I will go back and take my grandchildren.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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