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

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 735165
Review Highlights
A step back in time on a beautiful spring day

Carnforth station, if you enjoy railways is worth a visit just for the station, little own the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dereham, United Kingdom
Day out

We have been twice now If you loved the film Brief Encounter you will just love this place. The tea... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Read all 435 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 735165

Similar Things to Do in Carnforth

Write a Review
Reviews (435)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Carnforth station, if you enjoy railways is worth a visit just for the station, little own the Heritage Centre. It has long sweeping platforms that are consumed in shadow even on a sunny day, as it was on the day of our visit. Atmospheric, definitely!...More

Thank vincejpa
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been twice now If you loved the film Brief Encounter you will just love this place. The tea shop/cafe at the station is just like being in the film.Also In the centre is a small cinema showing the film continually.The staff are lovely.Well...More

Thank _donnajope
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our primary purpose of travelling to Carnforth was to start a walk along the canal. We thought we would take a quick look at the heritage centre and then be on our way. The place was so fascinating that we spent quite a long time...More

Thank M0M0S_43
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great centre with interesting railway/Brief Encounter exhibits. Free, but worth the £1/head they very politely ask for to keep the centre going and so worth it. My husband had turned his nose up at going but I insisted and he said I was right! He...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went to visit the museum with my assistance dog. Immediately upon entering a staff member approached my dog and began speaking to her. She has patches on her saying she is a working dog and to leave her alone. We tried to walk...More

Thank ExploringDally
CentreManagerCSHC, Manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for drawing my attention to this most unfortunate incident - it would be helpful if you could let me know the date and time of your visit to the Centre. Your comments have been circulated to all of our Volunteers and I am...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday, when the visitor centre is open 10am to 4pm. From the car park (£3 for 4 hours), you currently walk via the underground bypass and come up under the famous Joyce clock. The visitor centre had a little shop with...More

Thank The_Family_Hen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy going here regularly when I am up in Carnforth. Tea and toast if getting the train somewhere, afternoon tea if on a walk, cheeky drink in the Micro Brewery. For new visitors there is a museum and you can sit in the little cinema...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting story. Very impressive restoration project. well done to all those involved in bringing this piece of history back to life so vividly

Thank 60Collins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station was an important one in the development of railways in the UK and while it isn't so important in that sense now it does evoke a great sense of history. Most of which is centred on the movie Brief Encounters which shows on...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The volunteers have done a wonderful job of bringing to life steam nostalgia wrapped up in the classic film"Brief Encounter" with Trevor Howard ,Celia Johnson and that old favourite Stanley Holloway.

Thank nedrow5791
Nearby Restaurants
The Malt Shovel Inn
106 reviews
1.53 km away
Cafe Edelweiss
114 reviews
.11 km away
Spice Touch
96 reviews
.06 km away
The Canal Turn
219 reviews
.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Snug Micropub
94 reviews
.32 km away
West Coast Railways
58 reviews
.70 km away
Carnforth Bookshop
18 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much are the tickets and any reductions for o.a.ps
19 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
How long should I allow to enjoy the facilities? I am planning a visit with a party of 14 to visit the Heritage Centre early to mid afternoon on a Saturday in September 2017. Thank you.
21 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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!
Is it open on Sunday's?
6 September 2015|
Response from CentreManagerCSHC | Property representative |
We are open 7 days per week (excluding Xmas) between 10am and 4pm.