We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
01524 735165
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
25 visitor photos
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    109
    45
    10
    5
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Banbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was an unexpected discovery during a trip to the Southern Lakes and nice way to spend the afternoon. As well as the connection with Brief Encounter, there were some interesting exhibitions about the railway itself and the local contribution to the World Wars. Be warned, whilst there is no cost to visit the Heritage Centre, there is a charge... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ipswich, suffolk, england
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I took my partner there on Sunday 7 September for a romantic outing. The place was almost deserted. There was some sort of postcard or bric-a-brac fair going on which cost a few £'s to enter. We didn't bother - not our scene. Whether or not this cut us off from the Brief Encounter experience I can't say, but we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
CentreManagerCSHC, Manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, responded to this review

A somewhat harsh review given that you obviously did not go inside the Heritage Centre which is free admission and contains 6 exhibition rooms and a small cinema showing 'Brief Encounter' throughout the day. The Railwayana Fair you refer to is held twice a year and is recognised as one of the best in North Lancashire. Thanks for taking the... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We are fans of "Brief Encounter" and were interested in the station where it was filmed. The centre is well managed, staff helpful and the film is constantly being shown!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
wolverhampton
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Everything! the history, the photos and the free showing of Brief Encounter that was filmed at the station, Had a nice pot of tea and a scon, listening to the express woosh by, lovely staff who will talk about any aspect of the station and the town, a relaxing afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Called in today on a recommendation from a friend. Very atmospheric and interesting. Will have to watch Brief Encounter now. I would recommend that visitors take a day out to go there and perhaps take a train to the west coast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire, England
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Brief Encounter has always been one of my favourite films and ever since I heard that the Heritage Centre was opened 11 years ago I wanted to visit Carnforth Station. Today I finally got to go there with my husband. It really is well worth the visit, we travelled about 85 miles to get there but would go again any... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The platform was the venue for The Swing Commanders, a fabulous group who appear each year. Andrew the host, made sure the evening was a success by decorating with bunting and arranged seating for all the people who came to the show. A buffet was provided in the tea room which still has the charm of 'Brief Encounter' which was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
LIVERPOOL
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CentreManagerCSHC, Manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments Sir Bob but you might like to post them as well on the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room pages - they are a privately owned business and as such are not part of the Heritage Centre. I am sure they will appreciate your support. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Carnforth Station Heritage Centre also viewed

 
Kendal, Lake District
Lancaster, Lancashire
 

Been to Carnforth Station Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Carnforth Station Heritage Centre?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing