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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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Fascinatingly nostalgic

Enthusiastic volunteers have worked so hard to restore this beautiful station. The exhibitions are very well put together and are so interesting. We spent 2hrs here where we also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Christine T
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Bewdley, United Kingdom

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enthusiastic volunteers have worked so hard to restore this beautiful station. The exhibitions are very well put together and are so interesting. We spent 2hrs here where we also had a meal in the station buffet,which was very nice. It is a good place to watch the mainline trains go by if you are interested as we were.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read about this attraction, we decided to call in on our way to Lancaster. We arrived at 3.18 pm, paid £3 for up to 4 hours parking and headed for the refreshment room, as it was a sweltering 33 degrees and we had not eaten since breakfast. We entered a dingy room and sat at a table near the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having loved and watched Brief Encounter so many times I really wanted to visit this place and my goodness were my nostalgia buttons pushed ! The station is still very recognisable and the superb Refreshment Room was just what id hoped for, a lovely meal and a look around was followed by a trip to Heritage Centre which I cannot... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in either the film brief encounter or the golden age of steam then this is the place for you, sat and watched the entire film in a mini theatre and then walked round the trip back in time that was the heritage centre, all that was missing was a steam train on the platform!

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to see where 'Breif Encounter' was filmed and the heritage layout is both interesting and excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a film set in 1945 for the film A Brief Encounter Directed by David Lean. The props are tastefully placed and as you walk through you really are transported back to post war Britain. It's laid out well and with projected biogs, stories and slide shows, with photos, props scripts and documentaries from the film and the life... More 

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Melling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week with grandchildren. Grandchildren enjoyed the small play area. You can watch the Brief Encounter film which is always showing and for those interested in David Lean there is a good exhibition on his career. Interesting display of railway history plus it's all free! Cafe is also available should you need something to eat. Good place to while... More 

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Niort, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has ever seen the old film Brief Encounter will love this place. Although set in the home counties in the mid forties, the filming location was in Carnforth, to avoid the night time air raids. It is a fully functioning railway station, but 2 platforms have been turned into a celebration of this film, with all kinds of... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected it to be very bust, but it wasn't even though it was the end of June. I watched the film "Brief Encounters" with my Mum when I was a little girl....I was brought up on old Black and White films. Although she is now sadly gone, Mum would have loved it. Saw some sad things about the war, with... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is ideal for someone who loves the film "A Brief Encounter", or steam train memorabilia. The Tea Shop is over priced, was hoping it was the original price, lol.

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