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Carnforth Station & Visitor Centre Heritage Centre Exhibitions

Steam Excursions


Brief Encounter

The ‘Brief Encounter’ Exhibition features photographs and lots of interesting information about the film – particularly the famous Rachmaninov score.

Following a recent revamp, the film now shows all day on the big screen while you relax in original theatre seats kindly donated to the Centre by our friends at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe.

Displays showing Carnforth at the End of Steam 1968, Lancaster’s Lost Railways, plus a selection of artworks, photographs and memorabilia from our ever growing archive collection.

A wide ranging collection of artefacts and historical items relating to the heyday of steam railways.

David Lean was one of the leading film makers of the 20th Century. Our ‘Life and Works’ exhibition draws together information, photographs and film documentaries from the David Lean Foundation, the British Film Institute, BAFTA and most importantly, David Lean’s son Peter and grandson Nick, who have provided some special photos from their personal collection, some of which are previously unseen by the public. This is a permanent exhibition in the Bateman Gallery that opens on 6th April 2016.

Linking the Brief Encounter Cinema area and the David Lean Exhibition, our new display shows what life was like at the time David Lean started his directorial career.

Bateman Gallery - Life and Works of David Lean Brief Encounter The Age of Steam Gallery 1 The Age of Steam Gallery 2 Life in the 40’s The Age of Steam Gallery 2 Life in the 40's

A display of recent work entitled “Never Spilling A Drop” by the staff and students at ArtyBird Carnforth School for Arts and Textiles.

Exhibition runs from 4th July to 27th September 2019.

Link Gallery - ArtyBird Exhibition