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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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THREE CHEERS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS

Free entry to an absolute 'gem' and mountains of information - some personal accounts of working from the age of 15 till retirement in an ever changing world of the railway. I am... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Northwich, United Kingdom

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry to an absolute 'gem' and mountains of information - some personal accounts of working from the age of 15 till retirement in an ever changing world of the railway. I am not into trains but I love local history and films so David Lean's contribution to Carnforth with 'Brief Encounter' was a pull and I wasn't disappointed. All... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the Car Park charges a bit steep - minimum £3, but it was for 4 hours - but the Centre is free to browse in. Lots of Steam Railway and other historical things to look at. Also Film history with Brief Encounter being shot here - for those over a certain age, this was an iconic Romantic film.... More 

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Colchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Tells the history of the station and the making of the film 'brief encounter'. There is a room dedicated to David Lean

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Thank Ann T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Great little place to visit whilst waiting for the train. The staff are so friendly. We didnt try the tearoom but it looks very nice.

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warrington cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Whilst staying in Morecambe we decided to check out the surrounding area and came across Carnforth Station and realising it was where Brief Encounter was filmed we decided to check it out. What a lovely place and really interesting . The whole station had been renovated and turned into a living museum. There was all the details regarding the renovation... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Excellent little museum that should appeal to both train and film buffs. It is manned entirely by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. There is also a small micro pub on the other side of the platform so you can have a cheeky one before heading off.

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Thank Bertwoodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

The heritage centre is really interesting and has showings of Brief Encounter which was filmed at the station. It has a good cafe attached to it and theres an excellent micropub on another platform.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Interesting place to visit if you are a train enthusiast. Lots of information / literature available and a atmospheric café for a cuppa.

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Thank Andrew K
Northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We went here out of interest having read a brochure. Brief Encounters used the platform, stationmasters Office and waiting room as well as the iconic clock. It made up less than a minutes viewing time in the film but we lost ourselves for 2 hours in the magic of the attraction with details bout the film, about its Director David... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The station does not appear to have changed much since the film. A beautiful old station and interesting heritage centre. Brief Encounter was filmed here, and if you like the film, its well worth a visit. You will fall in love with it

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