Carnforth Visitor Centre

The award-winning Visitor Centre opened in October 2003 after an extensive restoration programme, and is located within a busy working railway station.

The Visitor Centre is housed in the beautifully-restored historic buildings, and offers the visitor a wealth of attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions. 

The “Brief Encounter” exhibition is dedicated to the classic film, the actors and the film’s famous connection with Carnforth Station.

The Albert Halton Room commemorates Carnforth’s contribution to the First and Second World Wars.  There are also a number of other exhibitions which explore the social history of Carnforth residents as well as the railway itself. Art exhibitions are held in the Miles Bateman gallery.

Take a welcome break in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, which has been faithfully restored to resemble the set used in the film where Laura and Alec first met. 

Take a browse in the Gift Shop and specialist outlets where you can purchase a souvenir of your visit.

Your visit would not be complete without seeing the famous Carnforth Station clock made by Joyce of Whitchurch in the late 19th century, which featured in Brief Encounter.

The Visitor Centre is open daily 10am - 4pm but closed on Mondays in January and will be open 7 days a week from 7 February 2011. A new information point, operated by volunteers opens in April 2011 close to the booking office.

Admission is Free during normal opening hours, although donations towards the upkeep are always appreciated.

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