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Carnforth Station & Visitor Centre Heritage Centre Exhibitions


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

Reading Between the Lines is a new venture by Bare Writers. The exhibition comprises short fiction and poems on railway-related themes, presented in visually attractive displays.

Bare Writers began in January 2014 with four founder members. The group meets twice a month and now has eight members. They have published two books, High Tide and Talking to Eric. Both books are available on Amazon.
For further information, contact Allan Bolton (abolton00@gmail.com).  Click here to download the exhibition poster.

Exhibition runs from 4th January to 30th March 2017.

Link Gallery - “Reading Between the Lines” Bare Writers Group