Visit to Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and Leighton Hall

Rotarian John Flanaghan, (Chair of Community and Vocational) arranged a trip to Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and Leighton Hall. Not really knowing what to expect at Carnforth. we set of on a fine day and as we were in separate means of perambulation, met up at the Heritage Centre. Everyone was surprised and delighted with what the Heritage Centre had to offer. After the obligatory photoshoot under the famous clock we made our way to Leighton Hall

Carnforth Railway Station was opened in 1846 by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company and was originally just a single platform. In 1856, a small station was built following the connection of the Furness and Midland Railway lines. A year later a new station and small engine shed were constructed. On 1st August, 1880, the station was rebuilt at a cost of £40,000......more.... + The ancestral home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family, Leighton Hall is still lived in today and is no stuffy museum – there aren't any roped off areas here! Our friendly and enthusiastic guides will be happy to share with you the magic of Leighton Hall's colourful heritage and unique "personality" either at a regular day visit or during one of our special themed events throughout the season.