Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre is the famous setting for David Lean's film `Brief Encounter`. This once significant railway station is situated at the junction between the main London-Glasgow line and the Carnforth-Leeds line, and the starting point of the Carnforth-Barrow-In-Furness line and a branch line to Morecambe.
The station has been lovingly restored and is now an award-winning Heritage Centre and unique conference venue.
The tea rooms have been restored to resemble the set used in 'Brief Encounter' and now serve refreshments daily, while the extensive heritage centre tells not only the story of the making of the film, but delves into the history and heritage of Carnforth, its workers and its families.
Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Open daily 10 - 4pm all year.
See the website above for a full list of events - talks, exhibitions, concerts, family-fun days, etc - taking place at the Heritage Centre throughout the year.
Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 35 and follow signs for Carnforth.
Turn right at the Town Centre traffic lights and head down hill to the Station carpark.
Train or bus from Lancaster.
Public Transport Directions
The nearest train station is Carnforth which is at the site of the Brief Encounter Refreshments Rooms and Station Heritage Centre. Regular connections are available from Lancaster which is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline Virgin services to London & South and Glasgow & North. Local services include a regular service to Morecambe. For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk. The nearest bus station is Lancaster which is less than a 5 minute walk from the central pedestrianised shopping areas of St Nicholas' Arcade and Marketgate. Local, regional and national services are available. For further information contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk.