Carnforth Station Visitor Centre

Carnforth Station Visitor Centre
Warton Road

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01524 735165

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After many years of dereliction the Carnforth Station Trust Company restored the derelict station into what has become an award winning Visitor Centre. Attractions include the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room as seen in David Lean's film of 1945, various exhibitions covering past local industry, the age of steam and local heroes of the two World Wars.
The Centre is also a popular events venue hosting such as antiques fairs, corporate events and other attractions.
Open 7 days per week all year round - free admission and a Visit England Quality Assured Place of Interest.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

10.00am - 16.00pm daily

Admission charges

No admission charge - donations always welcome

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Carnforth Station Heritage Centre - Archives on Display

  • 11 — 14 September 2014

The Heritage Centre has both permanent and guest exhibitions showing at all times. These include: Brief Encounter Film Room and Gallery
Age of Steam Gallery
Wartime Carnforth Room
Lancaster's Lost Railways
Age of Nostalgia 'guest' exhibition until end of September
Furness and Midland Hall. Films are shown to complement each exhibition and 'Brief Encounter' is shown on the big screen throughout the day.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.