Welcome to the Home of Brief Encounter

Carnforth Station is best known as the location for the filming of David Lean’s film “Brief Encounter” released in 1945 starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard.

The station was fully restored in 2003 after lying derelict for a number of years. The award winning Heritage Centre is located on Platform 1 and is home to 6 permanent exhibitions and a guest exhibition which changes every 3 months.

Visitors are welcome to embrace the nostalgia of our impressive Age of Steam Galleries; learn about the Life and Works of David Lean; enjoy screenings throughout the day of “Brief Encounter” and discover background information about the making of the film, film locations and the cast members. Our Gift Shop stocks a wide variety of books, videos and memorabilia.

Admission to the Heritage Centre is free of charge.

Adjoining the Heritage Station Centre is the privately operated Refreshment Room, which has been lovingly recreated to resemble the original film set.

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