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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 735165
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I remember that and that. I had one of those. You can still buy that.

This centre is a little gem. Entrance is free but there is a charge for station parking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Day out to the Carnforth Railway Heritage Centre

If you are interested in the history of British Railways, especially the steam age of the 20th... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fred P
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 735165

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Reviewed yesterday

This centre is a little gem. Entrance is free but there is a charge for station parking. Refreshments are available in an adjoining cafe. Nothing is computer generated. Everything is real and that includes the warm greeting and interest of the volunteer staff as you...More

Thank Brian1953
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in the history of British Railways, especially the steam age of the 20th Century this is an absolute must to see. Fantastic atmosphere with many period rooms at this genuine station museum e.g., the Station Master's Office, period waiting rooms, period...More

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 3 days ago

There was plenty to see here, much enjoyed by a nine year old. We particularly liked the cafe designed to feel like a traditional station buffet.

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite interesting for a family visit but not enough for a day out. The cafe is nice but expensive. My son liked it but was more intetested in the model train shop at the station.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction run with the help and support of many volunteers puts the spare rooms of Carnforth Station to excellent use. Watch Brief Encounter if you want to or learn so much more about David Lean. Study the railway artefacts, models and history, both local...More

Thank alan472016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, small but a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Very interesting and not so large as to become boring, sufficient variety of exhibits and information and to round it all off a nice café.

Thank scotchm2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant. One hundred out one hundred.very historic and very good. It's just a shame it's under construction.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit exceeded expectations and was well worth the diversion on our journey north. You really need to set aside several hours to enjoy the exhibits - and have lunch at the tearoom (the very one featured in the movie Brief Encounter). Both the Brief...More

Thank Myra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Step back in time. The centre itself is very well maintained and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the best ever scrambled eggs on toast in the heritage cafe. Despite the scaffolding around the perimeter of the station, it...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit. Where old meets modern on the railway. In the heritage centre all things "Brief Encounter" while Virgin Trains shuttle past at well over 100MPH through the station between London and Glasgow. Great shop with lots of memorabilia and gifts....More

Thank Graham B
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19 September 2016|
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Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
As David has already answered, we are totally free admission and open 7 days per week from 10am to 4pm. Donations are gratefully received to help fund further restoration and running costs.
Keith B
21 August 2016|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Also the film Brief Encounter is continually showing at the heritage centre so it would require extra time should you wish to watch this!
6 September 2015|
Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
We are open 7 days per week (excluding Xmas) between 10am and 4pm.